“Is it arrogant to say that Jesus is the only way ?”
1.) What is arrogance.
Arrogance – defined as : proud in an unpleasant way and behaving as if you are better or more important than other people
– More important
Not biblical ; Not Jesus
2.) What is the stated problem ?
Tolerance is largely negative word
Engineering – when something fails
Medicine – when you get sick
Tolerant – I’ll put up with you
I think he is wrong in some fundamental way, but too stupid or silly to bother with him….
Saying something to my benefit at your expense
I tolerate him, that food, etc
I respect him
Do you want to be tolerable or respected?
Does tolerant mean acceptance – and therefore mean we can,t disagree?
Then we are not free???
3.) What’s the REAL problem?
TRUTH vs. agreement
All truth is exclusive
Excludes all other answers
Let’s be honest – all major religions make exclusive claims
TRUTH is not about what is excluded…
It’s about accuracy. It’s about focus, meaning. = Jesus – humble, servant , sacrifice….
14 “Do not let your heart be troubled; [a]believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
4.) Our approach
– Define the terms
– DON’T be ashamed of TRUTH
– Humility and Fruits of the Spirit FIRST!!!!!!!
1 John 4:1-10