Many ministries are working overtime to create innovative ways to attract people to Christ...well at least I think they feel as though they are attempting to do such a thing. But are they really attracting them to Christ? Or to their church so they can teach them their interpretation of the Bible?
It feels so unnatural to me. Jesus didn't have a mega church, a hymnal, or a New testament Bible in various English translations. He didn't use exhaustive sound systems, fog machines, strobe lights, or massive televisions screens for his power point presentations.
So just what is it about Him that attracted the crowds in such large numbers when he passed through town? Do we need a new path to God? What happen to the ancient path?
He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Just Him.
Jesus is the Way. The Way is a person.
Jesus is the Truth. The Truth is a person.
Jesus is the Life. Life is a person.
Man's interpretations will always be just that. As fascinating as the Bible is, let us not push the Person out and swap in man's interpretations of the Bible. We will always have error in our limited human understanding of scripture. But there is no err in Christ. Christ is our Truth. Truth is a proper noun.
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can 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 except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”