The Offensive Christian Message: Why is Jesus the Only Way of Salvation?
Jesus is the only way of salvation. That’s the most offensive element of the Christian message in our age of moral relativism. Christians are called arrogant, intolerant and narrow-minded.
But this is the message that Jesus proclaimed: He is the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to God the Father except through Him.
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason unpacks the powerful truth of God’s love and anger, and how these are both the result of God’s goodness. He cannot let anything that stands against His love ruin His good world.
In God’s kindness to us, He made a way for salvation, and that way is Jesus. No other religious leader has lived a perfect life, died in the place of humanity, and been resurrected from the dead. In Jesus there is forgiveness of sins, hope and new life. That is the Christian message.
“The reason Jesus is the only way of salvation is because He is the only one who solved the problem. He satisfied Gods anger. He purchased our salvation,” Koukl says.
Those who don’t know God will rage against His plan of salvation. But the disciples of Jesus, and generations of Christians leading up to our day, have given their lives for the sake of this message of God’s love and salvation.