I admire Professor Mike Adams at UNCW. He’s fearless in attacking the political correctness that is all through academia. Today he examines the Scripture: John 14:6 (“Jesus said to him [Thomas], ‘I am the way, and the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by me.’”[RSV]) and he is right.
Christianity is both an exclusive religion and an inclusive one. All can come to Jesus. The Bible is clear. Revelation 7 describes the most diverse group you will ever see:
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude whihc no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb,…” (Rev. 7:9 [RSV])
However, there is only one way to get in that group. You must receive Christ as Lord and Savior. That is standard Christian teaching. I recognize that some are uncomfortable with that. it sounds vaguely bigoted or discriminatory. But it is as true as the map: Only one way from Mechanicsville to New York City.
There will someday be a division in the Church and the false counterfeit church will emerge. Revelation teaches it. Most will join it. Most will lose out on the benefits of a fellowship with God in this life and the next as well.