Jesus was the way, the truth and the life?
I am the way the truth and the life
"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". (John 14:6)
Yes!! is very true about John 14:6 -that Jesus testified himself is the way and the life! Indeed every Prophets is the way to God! No doubt about it!!
#Note! - Jesus clearly says he is the way not the destination [ meaning God] Here Jesus clearly means that he is messenger[ way] to destinations [ God]
As Bible also tells us that prophet Noah also the way to God, since his people refuse to follow Noah, God punished their all, Similarly to Prophet Jonah, God send him to nineveh, and people of nineveh accept and follow Jonah, God accept they repentance!!
Here another example, Jesus himself testified John the Baptist was also the way to the God.
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” “The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Another example that every Prophets is the way to God is in the #Luke 16:27 - 31:
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ “ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”
In the time of Prophet Muhammad, he was the way to God, there is NO other ways be it you like it or NOT! So now prophet Muhammad s.a.w is the way and the life to destinations [God ( #Allah) ]
Since he is the last and final Messenger of Allah. Allah said in the Holy Quran :
And indeed, (O Muhammad), you guide to a straight path. (#Qur'an 42:52)
Indeed you, [O Muhammad], are from among the messengers, On a straight path. [This is] a revelation of the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,
That you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are unaware. Already the word has come into effect upon most of them, so they do not believe. Indeed, We have put shackles on their necks, and they are to their chins, so they are with heads [kept] aloft. And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see. And it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them - they will not believe. You can only warn one who follows the message and fears the Most Merciful unseen. So give him good tidings of forgiveness and noble reward. Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.
Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided." (#Qur'an 7:58)
Then We put thee on the (right) Way of Religion: so follow thou that (Way), and follow not the desires of those who know not. (Qur'an 45:18)
Every prophet is the way to God in his time.
Abrahim and Noah were the way to their people in their time.
If you say only jesus.
So Noah and Abrahim went to hell
Because there was no jesus in their time.
John 14:6 said Jesus said he was the way, the truth and the life.
The way is the means towards reaching your goal, target and destination.The goal, target and destination in this context is God.
If Jesus was the way to God, does that make him God?Is God the way too?If you say, God is the way too, then the way to where?
If you believe in Jesus is the truth , the life and the way , you should know that he isn't god but he's prophet alone ,
Bible says that Jesus Recognized, Prayed, & Worshipped the Only True God
Jesus prayed to God with the words: John 17:3 “…that they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
Jesus prayed to God all night: Luke 6:12 “he continued all night in prayer to God.”
How did Jesus pray to God?
Matthew 26:39 ‘…he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father…”
Even Paul said: Hebrews 5:7 “During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.”
Who was Jesus praying to when he fell on his face with loud cries and petitions?Was it himself?Was Jesus crying in tears to himself pleading to be saved from death?No man, sane or insane, prays to himself!Surely the answer must be a resounding ‘No.’ Jesus was praying to “the only true God.” Jesus was the servant of the One Who sent him.Can there be a clearer proof that Jesus was not God?
The Quran confirms that Jesus called for the worship of the Only True God:
“Truly, God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him (alone).This is the straight path.” (Quran 3:51)
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“he that hath seen me hath seen the Father”
I’ll reply to these two verses together. They are from John 14:6 and John 14:9 respectively.
Lets read the verses in context.
1_"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
2_In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3_And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4_You know the way to the place where I am going."
5_Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" (John 14:1-5)
In context we read that Jesus Christ (pbuh) is talking about God Almighty. Verse 2 gives the answer. Jesus says “In my FATHER’S house”. He is talking about going to paradise, he is talking about spiritual matters, they are thinking of some geographical location. So Jesus (pbuh) gives the reply.
“6_Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
He is the way to God. Every Prophet during his time was the way to God. At the time of Moses (pbuh) he was the way to God. The Children of Israel chose another way through golden calf, it wasn’t accepted from them. At the time of Noah (pbuh) he was the way to God. If you had to get saves, just get into the ark, that’s all ! At the time of Jesus (pbuh) he was the way to God. But today, it’s the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), he is the way to Almighty God.
7_If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." (John 14:7)
Here Jesus (pbuh) is saying that if you know me, you know God i.e. if you follow me, you are indirectly following Almighty God. Seeing God here means knowing God as we can see from the verse.
8_Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." (John 14:8)
Here Philip is asking Jesus (pbuh) to show him God. The Bible says
“No one has ever seen God” (John 1:18)
“But," he (God) said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live." (Exodus 33:20)
Note : The word “God” in bracket is mine.
Being a Jew, he knew that no man can see God and live, making such an absurd request to Jesus (pbuh) of showing the father. So Jesus (pbuh) replies
9_Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? (John 14:9)
Jesus (pbuh) is saying to Phillips that he had been with him for so long and still making such an silly request of showing God, so Jesus says that “Anyone who has seen me has seen the father” meaning if you know me, you know Almighty God as well. You follow my teachings; you are following the teachings of Almighty God.
In context, we come to know that anyone who knows Jesus (pbuh) i.e. anyone who follows Jesus (pbuh) is indirectly following Almighty God to which we have no objection.