The other day I happened to flip through a book of Christian theology. I don’t do this very often.
Yet, as I read my eyes spotted a few words that are currently heard in our society.
Well, actually, the words aren’t often heard, but the ideas behind the words are addressed in a round about way.
For instance, I’m thinking of the words:universal reconciliation .
Universalism is an idea that the death and resurrection of Jesus made everyone, once again, okay with God. This universal reconciliation happened whether anyone acknowledged Jesus’ death and resurrection or even knew about these events.
Consequently, universalism, offers eternal favor to anyone and everyone with no questions asked or answered. Universalism declares, “You’re in!”
Sort of an open borders school of thought where all are welcomed.
But for a thinking person, this universal reconciliation idea needs to specify, Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
From time to time a poll is assembled to find out what people believe. So, for example,Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
- I’m not sure.
These responses prompt my question: Why is it so hard for people to accept that Jesus is the only way to heaven?
- There is no Jesus.
- It isn’t rational or reasonable question.
- I can’t feel it.
- Where’s the evidence?
Here’s the thing,
No one credible disputes Jesus lived on earth.
No one credible disputes Jesus died.
No one credible disputes Jesus arose from death.
No one credible disputes these facts because there were hundreds of eyewitnesses that gave evidence Jesus was dead and then Jesus was alive again.
Jesus provides credible evidence he is the only way to get to heaven. John 14:6