And you know the way to where I am going.” 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.
John 14:4-6 (ESV)
Jesus plainly claims to be the exclusive path to the Father. In scripture:
- “I am”
- is the sacred name of the eternal, self-existing God (Exodus 3:14).
- “The way”
- is a path that begins under God’s judgement and ends in the presence of God in His house. The only path is Jesus, our sin-bearing substitute.
- “The truth”
- Jesus came to bear witness to the truth that brings us freedom. (John 8:32)
- “The life”
- Those who believe in Christ Have crossed over from death to life! (John 5:24)