What Does Jesus Say About It?

Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life no man will come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Jesus said, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).

Jesus said, “He who hast seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

Jesus said, “before Abraham was “I Am” (John 8:58)

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It is a lie to believe that God doesn’t care about small sins or that hell is reserved for “bad people.” All sin separates us from God, even a “little white lie.” Everyone has sinned, and no one is good enough to get to heaven on their own (Romans 3:23). Getting into heaven is not based on whether our good outweighs our bad; we will all lose out if that is the case. “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace” (Romans 11:6). We can do nothing good to earn our way to heaven (Titus 3:5).

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it” (Matthew 7:13). Even if everyone else is living a life of sin in a culture where trusting in God is not popular, God will not excuse it. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 2:1-2).

When God created the world, it was perfect and good. Then he made Adam and Eve and gave them their own free will, so they would have a choice whether to follow and obey God. But they were tempted by Satan to disobey God, and they sinned. This separated them (and everyone that came after them, including us) from being able to have a close relationship with God. He is perfect and holy and must judge sin. As sinners, we couldn’t reconcile ourselves to God on our own. So God made a way that we could be united with Him in heaven. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Jesus was born to die for our sins so that we would not have to. Three days after His death, He rose from the grave (Romans 4:25), proving Himself victorious over death. He bridged the gap between God and man so that we may have a personal relationship with Him if we only believe.

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3). Most people believe in God, even Satan does. But to receive salvation, we must turn to God, form a personal relationship, turn away from our sins, and follow Him. We must trust in Jesus with everything we have and everything we do. “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference” (Romans 3:22). The Bible teaches that there is no other way to salvation than through Christ. Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Jesus is the only way of salvation because He is the only One who can pay our sin penalty (Romans 6:23). No other religion teaches the depth or seriousness of sin and its consequences. No other religion offers the infinite payment of sin that only Jesus Christ could provide. No other “religious founder” was God become man (John 1:1,14) – the only way an infinite debt could be paid. Jesus had to be God so that He could pay our debt. Jesus had to be man so He could die. Salvation is available only through faith in Jesus Christ! “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

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Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament and their fulfillment by Jesus in the New Testament

Seed of the woman Gen 3:15————————–Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14
Seed of Isaac Gen 17:19—————————— Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18
Blessing to Gentiles Gen 22:18, 26:4—————- Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14
Blessing through Abraham Gen 28:14————— Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14
Of the tribe of Judah Gen 49:10———————- Rev 5:5
No bone broken Exod 12:46,Num 9:12————– John 19:36
Firstborn son Exod 13:2——————————– Luke 2:23
Cursed on the tree Deut 21:23———————— Gal 3:13
A promised Redeemer Job 19:25-27 —————-John 5:28-29; Gal 4:4; Eph 1:7, 11, 14
Declared to be the Son of God Ps 2:1-12———– Matt 3:17; Mark 1:11; Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5;Rev 2:26-27; 19:15-16
His resurrection Ps 16:8-10————————— Acts 2:27; 13:35; 26:23
Hands and feet pierced Ps 22:1-31—————— Matt 27:31, 35-36
Mocked and insulted Ps 22:7-8———————– Matt 27:39-43, 45-59
Soldiers cast lots for coat Ps 22:18—————— Mark 15:20, 24-25, 34; Luke 19:24; 23:35; John 19:15-18, 23-24, 34;Acts 2:23-24
He commits His spirit Ps 31:5————————- Luke 23:46
No broken bone Ps 34:20—————————– John 19:36
Accused by false witnesses Ps 35:11—————- Matt 26:59-61; Mark 14:57-58
Hated without reason Ps 35:19 & Ps 69:4———–John 15:24-25
Friends stand afar off Ps 38:11———————– Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49
“I come to do Thy will” Ps 40:6-8———————-Heb 10:5-9
Betrayed by a friend Ps 41:9————————– Matt 26:14-16, 47, 50; Mark 14:17-21;
Luke 22:19-23; John 13:18-19
Known for righteousness Ps 45:2, 6-7—————-Heb 1:8-9
His resurrection Ps 49:15—————————— Mark 16:6
His ascension Ps 68:18———————————Eph 4:8
Stung by reproaches Ps 69:9————————–John 2:17; Rom 15:3
Given gall and vinegar Ps 69:21———————– Matt 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23;
Luke 23:36; John 19:29
Exalted by God Ps 72:1-19—————————– Matt 2:2; Phil 2:9-11; Heb 1:8
He speaks in parables Ps 78:2————————-Matt 13:34-35
Seed of David exalted Ps 89:3-4———————–Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8
Another to succeed Judas Ps 109:7-8—————-Acts 1:16-20
Declared to be the Son of God Prov 30:4————Matt 3:17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:35;
John 3:13; 9:35-38; 11:21; Rom 1:2-4; 10:6-9; 2 Pet 1:17
Born of a virgin Isa 7:14——————————– Matt 1:22-23
A rock of offense Isa 8:14-15————————–Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:8
Light out of darkness Isa 9:1-2———————— Matt 4:14-16; Luke 2:32
God with us Isa 9:6-7————————————Matt 1:21,23; Luke 1:32-33;
John 8:58; 10:30; 14:19;2 Cor 5:19; Col 2:9
Full of wisdom and power Isa 11:1-10—————–Matt 3:16; John 3:34; Rom 15:12; Heb 1:9
Death swallowed up in victory Isa 25:6-12 1———-Cor 15:54
The deaf hear, the blind see Isa 29:18-19———— Matt 5:3; 11:5; John 9:39
Healing for the needy Isa 35:4-10———————-Matt 9:30; 11:5; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14; Mark 7:30; John 5:9
Make ready the way of the Lord Isa 40:3-5———- Matt 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-5; John 1:23
The Shepherd dies for His sheep Isa 40:10-11——John 10:11; Heb 13:20;1 Pet 2:24-25
The meek servant Isa 42:1-16————————– Matt 12:17-21; Luke 2:32
A light to the Gentiles Isa 49:6-12 ———————-Acts 13:47; 2 Cor 6:2
Scourged and spat upon Isa 50:6———————–Matt 26:67; 27:26, 30; Mark 14:65;
15:15,19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1
Rejected by His people Isa 52:13-53:12————— Matt 8:7; 27:1-2, 12-14, 38
Silent when accused Isa 53:7—————————-John 1:29; 11:49-52
Crucified with transgressors Isa 53:12—————– John 12:37-38; Acts 8:28-35
Buried with the rich Isa 53:9——————————Acts 10:43; 13:38-39; 1 Cor 15:3;
Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 2:21-25; 1 John 1:7, 9
Anointed to preach liberty Isa 61:1-3 ——————-Luke 4:17-19; Acts 10:38
Afflicted with the afflicted Isa 63:8-9——————– Matt 25:34-40
Born a King Jer 30:9————————————– John 18:37; Rev 1:5
Massacre of infants Jer 31:15—————————- Matt 2:17-18
Conceived by the Holy Spirit Jer 31:22——————Matt 1:20; Luke 1:35
A New Covenant Jer 31:31-34—————————- Matt 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24;
Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 8:8-12; 10:15-17; 12:24; 13:20
The good Shepherd Ezek 34:23-24———————- John 10:11
Stone cut without hands Dan 2:34-35———————Acts 4:10-12
Time of His birth Dan 9:24-27—————————–Matt 24:15-21; Luke 3:1
Flight into Egypt Hos 11:1———————————-Matt 2:15
Promise of the Spirit Joel 2:28-32———————— Acts 2:17-21; Rom 10:13
Born in Bethlehem Mic 5:1-5——————————Matt 2:1; Luke 2:4, 10-11
Triumphal entry Zech 9:9-10—————————— Matt 21:4-5; Mark 11:9-10;
Luke 20:38; John 12:13-15
Sold for thirty pieces of silver Zech 11:12-13———- Matt 26:14-15
Money buys potter’s field Zech 11:12-13————— Matt 27:9
Piercing of His body Zech 12:10————————-John 19:34, 37
Shepherd smitten sheep scattered Zech 13:1, 6-7—–Matt 26:31; John 16:32
Preceded by Forerunner Mal 3:1————————-Matt 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 7:27
The light of the world Mal 4:2-3—————————-Luke 1:78; John 1:9; 12:46; 2 Pet 1:19;
Rev 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16

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