Christ Can’t Be Compromised

Posted: August 31, 2013 in Christianity, faith, God, Jesus Christ, Uncategorized
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So today I saw there was a debate on my friend’s Facebook page (Cory Q)  about Oprah’s  stand on faith.  As a part of TD JAkes Megafest conference, a Christian-based family event that  took place late this week into this weekend, Oprah was a host and moderator during the segment called Oprah’s Life Class.   Cory Q’s question was why was Oprah speaking at a Christian event if she is not a Christian?  If you research Oprah, she does profess  to be a Christian but ” believes there are many more paths to God other than Christianity” per her own words.  So the 2 arguments:  Oprah is Christian because she said she is and after all she talks about how Jesus has helped her  vs. Oprah is not Christian because she promotes the thought that there  are several avenues  to God.

Cory Q’s response and defense from John 14:6 : ” Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'(NASB).  His argument was that by Oprah saying there are other ways to God, she is in essence denouncing Jesus and calling him a liar.  Me not wanting to get stuck on Facebook, didn’t join the debate but instead read all of the input and comments from different sources and left it at that.  But I pretty much agreed with him in my head.  Later, as  I decided to take the day to rest and spend some time with God, in my reading the bible I came across the scripture again.

Jesus said,  “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE…”

Now I am not here to judge or condemn Oprah by any means and in Cory Q’s defense he made it clear he wasn’t either.   Her faith walk is between her and God and if there is some confusion or some way the enemy is deceiving her, I pray she gets truth and clarity.  But when Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the life, he is saying he is the complete package for the journey to the best destination. If you imagine taking a road trip, Jesus said he is:

The Way= Road

The Truth=The Vehicle

The Life =The Engine

He is every component you need for the journey.  He is the road or path that directs you to the plan, purposes and will of God for your life; he is the truth or that vehicle  that shuttles you to righteousness and understanding of who God is and who we are in God; he is the life or that engine that sustains us in fullness and fulfillment  even as we are surrounded by the dead and decaying things of this world and we move forward to heaven and eternal life.  The “universe”, a “higher consciousness”  and all those other avenues floating out there that claim to be a pathway to God can never replace the blood sacrifice Jesus gave to die for our sins and reconcile us back to our heavenly Father.  The devil is very crafty about packaging things as  “spirituality” and making it look good.  Some of these false religions teach good disciplines and morals, but our good discipline by God’s standard of holiness will never be enough to get us to God. You have to have Jesus….the only WAY,  TRUTH and LIFE.  I’m sticking with Jesus alone….and yet still I rise…

With peace and blessings may you continue to rise,

Stillirise323

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Comments
  1. jalen says:

    u r so good tesha! i don’t ever see me writing a blog (well because i dislike writing) but anyway that was excellent and i still love that catch pharse: and yet still i rise….
    :d

    love u always,
    jalen

    • Aww thanks J. I didn’t see me writing a blog either, but if God asks you to do it He will help you and He will give you what need to make it easier. I know whatever you do, you are going to do great things! Love you!

  2. franklin says:

    I have been delinquent in following your blog but that’s because i haven’t been on FB for an extended period of time of late 🙂
    This is always an interesting topic. It’s a good thing every man is born with a measure of Faith. Most importantly, because God’s Holy Spirit is already here, we don’t have to try convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. We just have to help spread His word, and live what we are trying to spread.

  3. Nadine Riley says:

    Amen!! Tried and true, Jesus is the Only Way!!!

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