Clergy Corner: Do all roads lead to God?

Photo courtesy of Pastor Jesse Cuaron
Pastor Jesse Cuaron, senior pastor, Living Way Christian Fellowship.

■ By Jesse Cuaron / Contributed

Many people ask: “Is Jesus the only way to God?” or “ Don’t all roads lead to God?” In order to answer this question, we must determine who God is. According to the Bible, there is one God. Isaiah 45:5 says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no God.”
The Bible teaches us that God is the creator of things in heaven and on earth. He is the one that breathes into man and gives man life. And because all things were created through him and for him (Colossians 1:16), he—and he alone—decides the way.
The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). It is sin that separates us from God. Because of this separation, we must look to God for reconciliation. Well, he has provided a way, not on our terms, but rather on his. Out of his great love for mankind, he gave.
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” It was necessary to give his son as an offering for man’s sins. It is the shed blood of Jesus that brings forgiveness to man.
Jesus himself said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (John 14:6). Elsewhere, we are told by the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Therefore, sinful man is in need of salvation, which comes only in the belief of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
As mentioned, belief or to believe in Jesus is God’s road to eternal salvation. The word believe comes from an ancient Greek word “pisteuō.” Its definition is to commit to or to be in alignment with. It is God’s love for mankind that he’s not willing to let any perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). The fact according to the Holy Scriptures is that God—the father, the creator of the heavens and the earth—loves man so much that he willingly sacrificed his son, Jesus, on our behalf.
The question remains, have you committed yourself to Jesus in obedience to his word? Is your life in alignment to what is written? The Bible makes it clear, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
To sum it up, it is only through Jesus, God’s son, and his redemptive work on the cross, that leads you to God. So, no, not all roads lead to God. Joshua wrote in his book: “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:14-15). For questions, prayer or Biblical guidance, please visit or call our church Living Way. May you find peace with the God of all creation!

Pastor Jesse Cuaron is senior pastor at Living Way Christian Fellowship, 144 N. Palm Ave. Hemet. Pastor Jesse gave his life to the Lord on August 23, 1991 at Shining Light Ministries in La Puente. From there the Lord called him to Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, where he attended one year of Bible College and Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Pastoral School serving under Pastor Raul Ries. He attended Calvary Chapel’s School of Ministry in La Mirada for two years, and then studied eschatology for another year. In 2005, the Lord called him to Hemet. Knowing his purpose and reason for the move, he sought the Lord continually until he was called to start a home bible study in Feb. 23, 2009.

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