“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.” John 10:9
Thus far in our series, Jesus has proclaimed to bread and light, two essentials things for life and growth. In verse 9, Jesus makes another bold statement: He claims to be the only entryway into a relationship with God. He later said, “I am the way. … No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Yet we have all heard the modern-day mantra, “all roads lead to God.” This is no more than wishful thinking on man’s part. The Bible says, “There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
The Exclusivity of Jesus
The exclusivity of Jesus Christ is one of the hottest issues on the planet today. However, if you comprehend who Jesus is, then it only stands to reason that He is the only way to God. The Bible teaches that Jesus is uniquely man and God at the same time. Because He is man, He can lay a hand on us (humanity), and because He is God (the Son), He can lay a hand on God (the Father) and bring us together. Since He is the only person who is simultaneously God and man, He is therefore able to freely access the presence of His Father and bring men into His presence.
Only One Way To God
Some protest, saying, “It’s not fair that there’s only one way to God!” Why? Many things can only be done one way and many places can only be accessed by one way. If you want to travel from London to Paris by train, there’s only one way to do it—you have to cross the English Channel. That’s not unfair. It’s just the way it is. Jesus is the only way a person can get to heaven, and there’s nothing unfair about that. Now it might be unfair if only certain people were allowed to come to Jesus, but the invitation is to all without discrimination.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, italics added).