Pastor Dave Sarsons
April 16, 2018
SERMON: April 15th, 2018 “Jesus is the ONLY Way!!”
Today we had the pleasure of Jack Knight’s (Director of AIA Staff Care & Development) company as he gave us a word of encouragement in the light of the tragedy of the Humboldt Bruncos. He encouraged as to “show up” when there is suffering and tragedy. We are to be the church outside these walls and we can do what God has asked us to do – we can bring comfort, we can bring encouragement not by what we necessarily say, but just by being there.
Pastor Dave began his sermon with the question “Is Jesus the ONLY way?” and he took the a quote from Pastor Sam Owusu of the Calvary Worship Centre who said “Many people consider it arrogant, narrow-minded, and bigoted for Christians to contend that the only path to God must go through Jesus Christ. In a day of religious pluralism and tolerance, this exclusivity is politically incorrect, a verbal slap in the face of other belief systems. But it is there absolute truth? Is Christ really the only way to God? Are all religions heading in the same direction?”
Some other religious leaders say, “Follow me and I’ll show you how to find truth”, but Jesus says, “I AM the truth”.
Other religious leaders say, “Follow me and I’ll show you the way to salvation”, but Jesus says, “I AM the way to eternal life”.
Other religious leaders say, “Follow me and I’ll show you how to become enlightened”, but Jesus says, “I AM the light of the world”.
Other religious leaders say, “Follow me and I’ll show you many doors that lead to God”, but Jesus says, “I AM the door”. Then Jesus says, “So follow Me”.
Relativism – is the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute. It is the idea that views are relative to differences in perception and consideration. There is no universal objective truth according to relativism; rather each point of view has its own truth.
Jesus is the Absolute Truth! We have to stop being the “good guy”, the politically correct one who wishes to find common ground among all the differences. We need to stand on Truth – we need to stand on Jesus so we do not become the “wishy-washy” church.