IS IT ARROGANT TO SAY CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY?

Pastor Chris Brauns has a good answer for that question: 

Acts 4:12 says that Jesus is the only way of salvation.  It reads, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”  Let me ask you, “Is it arrogant for the Bible to claim that salvation is only through Jesus?”

My four year (okay, so she’s six now) old daughter loves to go to a particular grocery store in our area because they have miniature shopping carts.  She likes to push her own cart around and act as though she is talking on her toy cell phone at the same time.  She especially likes it if some of the groceries are in her cart.

Now suppose I took Mary Beth to the grocery store and someone came up and said, “That is my daughter.”  What do you suppose that I would say?  I mean, “what if they said that is my little girl and I am going to take her home?”  How do you think I would respond?

Would I say, “Well, I’m not sure, I mean let’s agree to disagree.  You have your opinion and I have mine.”  Or, “Well, she thinks that she belongs to me, but that’s just because of where and when she was born.  Is that what I would say?

You know I wouldn’t.  I would say, in a Christian kind of way, “Listen freak – – I don’t know what you are thinking – – -but she is my daughter.  I was at Swedish American hospital when she was born; God entrusted her to my wife and me.”  Of course, it’s not arrogant to make that claim, because it is true.

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