No one comes to the Father except through me.

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

For many years I read this verse and believed that it was all about us. I did not see that the verse is all about Jesus. It is not about our theology or doctrine. Consider these excerpts from a post that Keith Brenton shared back in March:
What if He means by “no one comes to the Father except through Me” is that He is the one who decides who’s in and who’s out?
Is it possible that when Jesus says “no one comes to the Father except through Me,” He is talking about Who He is, what authority and influence and power He has … rather than something that is required of people in response to a truth they perhaps have not even heard, or maybe just haven’t fully understood?
I confess this is a new idea for me but it does return us to the idea that eternal life is all about knowing Jesus - the way, the truth and the life. And I wonder if it is possible to know Jesus but not know his name. That makes sense to me because knowing God has never been an issue of knowledge or intellect. Perhaps when Christ says "whoever comes to me I will never cast out" he is speaking of some who come but do not know his name?

Knowing you Jesus - there is no greater thing.

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