Monday, June 28, 2010

"Jesus - The Only Way to God"

In Jesus: The Only Way to God, John Piper discusses why Jesus Christ is, in fact, the only way to God.

I imagine that just about anyone who reads this blog agrees with Dr. Piper. However, we must remember that the exclusivity of Jesus Christ has become a very politically incorrect and unpopular position in our country over the past twenty years or so. When we say Christ is the only way of salvation, we are quickly labeled by the mainstream as "intolerant." For these reasons, I'm glad for this book.

Piper deals with three main questions:

1. Will anyone experience eternal, conscious torment under God's wrath?

2. Is the work of Jesus necessary for salvation?

3. Is conscious faith in Jesus necessary for salvation?

Piper walks through numerous bible passages to make the case that all three of the above questions should be answered with an unqualified "Yes."

This book is a short (about 125 pages) and relatively easy read. It is ideal for anyone, saved or not, who is struggling with the issue of Christ being the only way to God. It is also a great encouragement to Christians to hold their biblical convictions even in the face of cultural rejection.


Jeffrey said...

I've come to the conclusion that no matter what one does, some will cheer, and some will throw tomatoes. You might as well do what you know to be right and let the chips fall where they may. It used to matter to me that some would see my perspectives as narrow minded, simplistic and exclusive. I just don't have the energy to care anymore. I prefer to follow Jesus, imperfectly for sure, but in the end, His opinion will be all that matters.

Eric said...


It's refreshing to read a book on a topic that doesn't "go with the flow." However, I agree with you that it requires a lot of energy.