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Girl to Girl Talk: How Do We Know Jesus Is ‘The Way’?

Every week I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and council. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions, and ask for advice on many topics as well.

This week, one question in particular caught my eye:

“How do we know that Christianity is THE religion? … This is for a friend of mine, and I’d like as many answers as I can get. My friend is going through a difficult time in her life, and she isn’t sure about Christianity anymore…She’s researched a lot of other religions and stuff, so with me… I’m pretty sure Christianity is the ONLY one that’s more of a relationship than a religion. My reasoning for this was A.) Jesus was sent down to die for us, because God loved us so much. And B.) because God forgives us no matter how many times we screw up…” 

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How do we know Jesus is the way? First, you need to understand the worldview and doctrine of a follower of Christ.There are many different doctrines and faiths that love Jesus and respect Him, but don’t believe He is the Messiah.

Christians believe in the Bible sola scriptura, which means we believe the Bible has all the information needed for salvation. We believe in faith that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that he redeemed us from eternal death. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice and the awaited Messiah the Old Testament discusses.

According to the Jewish tradition, there had to be an animal sacrifice, the shedding of blood, for sin (Leviticus Ch. 1-5). Why the shedding of blood, you ask? Because life is in the blood, just as it is so in our bodies. Without it, there is no life. Without the shedding of blood, there was no remission of sins.

But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once and for all, having obtained eternal redemption of sins (Hebrews 9:11-12).

Jesus ended these traditional sacrifices with the ultimate gift of salvation and forgiveness. Now, we don’t have to go out and offer a lamb, goat or dove to a priest or rabbi. The Christian faith is simple: Believe God sent His One and only Son (Jesus), the awaited Messiah, promised in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. God sent Jesus to show his love for the world and our broken condition of sin (John 3:16).

Christianity isn’t about a religion; it’s a relationship.

Out of all the religions in the world that I have studied, there is no faith-based religion or belief system that provides a real relationship. The God of Israel is our One true God and is a keeper of His covenant. He promised the Messiah to the people, and we are now invited to enter in to the Kingdom of God by FAITH. It is so powerful and so simple.

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:31).

When we die, we give an account of our actions and our lives. Jesus paid the price for our sins and took our place because we all could never be Holy and perfect, but Jesus was. He died and rose again for you.

No other belief systems indicate their entities or gods died for them or rose again. I can tell you that Jesus is alive! He is real and wants a personal relationship with you, and everyone has that chance! This is good news, my friends!

How is this the only way to God? Because in John chapter 14, Jesus explains that He is the door, He is the way and that God can’t have fellowship with us when we sin. Jesus bridges that gap and gives us the relationship.

Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known Me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him’ (John 14:6-7).

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What do you think, girls? What else would you add?

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17 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by kookybird on March 27, 2013 at 15:26

    Why won’t God let non-beleivers into heaven if they are good people? One of my mormon friends was wondering why not.

    • Shanell Elise is back

      Posted by Shanell Elise is back on April 10, 2013 at 07:32

      You don’t go to heaven for being nice, or doing good works. You get to heaven when you accept Jesus Christ into your heart and live for him.

  2. ChristinaGiven

    Posted by ChristinaGiven on February 7, 2013 at 19:24

    Thank you so much Leah!

  3. Jennmel

    Posted by Jennmel on February 1, 2013 at 19:27

    Well, my family is mix of religion… My cousins are jewish( which they don’t believe on Jesus), my mom is caholic, my dad’s mom(my grandma) is Jehovah’s witnesses, y aunt is a mormon..they all believe different and it all gets confusing…. And it’s so weird when we have arguments about our belief…. I pray the Lord to help me with this…

    • ChristinaGiven

      Posted by ChristinaGiven on February 7, 2013 at 19:25

      Yes, ask God to give you wisdom, Read the book of James in the Bible. Chapter 1. God bless you!

  4. princepdoglover@yahoo.com

    Posted by princepdoglover@yahoo.com on January 29, 2013 at 19:21

    This is very informative and useful, this helped me answer my questions. Thank you. I believe Christ is the right religion to enter the gates of heavan. I am a Christian.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by musiclover88 on January 28, 2013 at 20:39

    I recently got saved but I keep having doubts. I keep thinking that maybe Jesus isn’t really the Messiah and isn’t God’s Son. I feel like such a horrible person and a traitor for having these thoughts and doubts. I just want to believe fully and love God as much as I can and serve and honor Him, but I don’t know how to with these doubts. Does it mean I’m not saved if I keep having these thoughts and doubts? Please help!

    • ChristinaGiven

      Posted by ChristinaGiven on February 7, 2013 at 19:27

      Ask Jesus to help you have faith, ask God for wisdom. <3 Stay in the word because it will remind you of God's truth and love. We are all human and we doubt or don't understand everything that is why we walk by FAITH (Hebrews 11). As you grow and mature in your faith you will gain more and more trust in God because you will learn he is BEYOND faithful and worthy of all praise!

    • pipo_star

      Posted by pipo_star on January 29, 2013 at 12:40

      All of us had or has doubt put into (its a tatic from the devil). But “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Please dont let it mess with your emotions, rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Then meditate on the word, but importantly seek Jesus. He loves you so much and died for you that you would have a happy and adventurous life. The devils plan is to make everyone miserable and to give up. But you are blessed, Jesus will carry you through! 🙂 youre doing great so far, keep pressing through. There is a reward for the ones who fight the good fight of faith 🙂 proverbs 3:5,6

  6. Paris

    Posted by Paris on January 28, 2013 at 17:30

    Great job,Christi! I am SO GLAD that I AM SAVED! 😀

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by balletrox14 on January 28, 2013 at 12:13

    What about the Jews or the Muslims? From what I understand,we all share the same Old Testament, so do we all believe in the same God? I just don’t understand how we can all have the same history but not the same God. Could anyone shed some light on this for me? THanks (:

    • ChristinaGiven

      Posted by ChristinaGiven on January 28, 2013 at 16:26

      Hello @ Balletrox14 We don’t all have the same God. (Hence the differences in the names of the faiths) You should read “Kingdom of the Cults” by Walter Martin to get a Biblical view of the other different doctrines. Muslims believe Jesus was a “messenger” of God but they reject Christ as the deity of God incarnate, they don’t believe he died and rose again, and they reject that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. They reject the foundation of what being a born-again Christian is. Jesus is the awaited Messiah that was written about in the Old Testament, and fulfilled in scriptures within the New Testament, according to the Christian faith. The Jewish faith is that they are still awaiting the Messiah, in which we believe already came, died for our sins once and for all as the sacrificial lamb. Does that make more sense? Hope that helps you! God bless you! 🙂

      • ChristinaGiven

        Posted by ChristinaGiven on January 28, 2013 at 16:28

        By the way, Jesus was Jewish, and we are to love the Jews for they are the people of God. (chosen blood-line of Christ) God has a special plan for Israel and the Jewish people. 🙂 Thank you for reading and for your honest questions!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by bridgittku on January 28, 2013 at 13:55

      Well….the Jew or Muslims might’ve believed in the Old Testament, but the New Testament gives the account of Jesus coming and dying for our sins. Jesus said that he is the only way to heaven. Many Jews believed in the Old Testament’s ways of sacrifice as a way to cleanse sins and that doing good would get you to heaven. When Jesus came, however, he replaced the lamb so we don’t have to make sacrifices anymore. Much of the Muslim religion contradicts the Bible also. Right now in Bible class, we’re learning theology. If you have any questions about this type of stuff, you can check out http://www.carm.org; it’s a Christian apologetics website and they have a lot of information about different religions. Hope this helped! 🙂

  8. leahgrace99

    Posted by leahgrace99 on January 28, 2013 at 03:26

    This is wonderful Christi. This just might be the best article I have read here on Project Inspired. Very Encouraging!