Peter Barnes | John 14:4-6
THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
Proverbs 8:22-36; John 14:4-6
1. We are naturally ignorant of spiritual truths.
– 14:4-5; see 11:16; Thomas is like Peter
– see Mark 9:30-32; we are born spiritually dull, even dead.
2. Jesus makes absolute claims.
(a) the Way (cf. Acts 9:2; 19:9, 23; 22:4)
(b) the Truth. Sir Fred Hoyle ‘we still do not have the smallest clue to our own fate.’ Only if we do not believe Jesus.
(c) the Life. See John 11:25; Jesus is the creator and the re-creator.
3. All other ways to the Father fail to save sinners.
– 14:6b; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim.2:5
– Aslan to Jill in The Silver Chair: ‘There is no other stream.’
– Christ’s claims are offensive and true.