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The only way

December 30, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

On Dec. 9 Tim Mannello questioned whether only believing Christians are saved. He found this hard to believe and thus stated, "We Catholics believe that everyone can be saved. That's one big reason I am a Catholic." With all due respect, it is not what any denomination believes is true, but as a Christian, what does Jesus Christ say? The most concise statement by Jesus is found in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" Jesus could not be any more emphatic. In the original Greek which we get our New Testament, when He said "The way", "The truth" and "The life", by the grammar He is making Himself exclusive. The very next sentence is even more clearly stated: "No one comes to the Father except through me." How much more pointed could Jesus be than to say "No one"? Besides this, any universal salvation would make light of the immensity of the sacrifice of Jesus' death on the cross for our sins.



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