Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Is Jesus Exclusive?

1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God [a]; 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?"

6 Jesus answered, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 If you really knew Me, you would know [b] My Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him."

8 Philip said, "LORD, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."

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'? 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? The words I say to you are not just My own. Rather, it is the Father, living in Me, Who is doing His work. 11 Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

-John 14:1-12