“If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way: This is the way; walk in it…If you are looking for a goal, hold fast to Christ, because he himself is the truth, where we desire to be…If you are looking for a resting place, hold fast to Christ, because he himself is the life.” – Thomas Aquinas
“Jesus Christ came to earth to give us what we needed more than anything else in the world. What does a dead person need more than anything else? A dead person needs life. A dead person needs eternal life. He needs spiritual life. And Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life” (John 10:10).” – Billy Graham
There are a lot of options for people when it comes to religions. There are hundreds of belief systems that promise happiness, hope, and peace. Some deliver on a few of those things. But none of them promise what Christ does: a loving relationship. Christianity is the only religion in the world that promises an eternal, real relationship with the God of the universe. Christianity is the only religion with a path that is a person: Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ third “I AM” declaration, He lays out this distinction from other world religions when He says:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:1-5)