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Readers respond to John R. Franke's "Still the Way, the Truth, and the Life"

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Tony Richie

December 07, 2009  9:16am

This article calls attention to an important issue for our times. Of course Jesus is unique--uniquely unique, if we will, i.e., incomparable (Acts 4:12). Further, Jesus is uniquely the way, truth, & life (John 14:6). However, rather than being so defensive and negative, it would have been significantly stronger if it had addressed how this reality actually can empower interreligious undersanding and relations, including dialogue and cooperation, by committed Christians. The Lordship of Jesus Christ is a lot larger than some seem to suppose (see John 1:1-18). The genuineness of God's love for the whole world (John 3:16) and the expansive scope of Christ's atoning work (Rom 5:12-17) should never be underestimated. Thus, the name of Jesus Christ announces salvation for those dwelling under heaven (Acts 4:12) who will respond postively to the presence of God's Spirit (Ps 139:7; John 3:16-21). That may include some surprises (Ps 87:4). Yet always, Jesus alone is Lord (Rom 10:9-10)!

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December 07, 2009  8:58am

Nothing tired about the truth. There is not enough room here to explain why Hell is necessary. But the scripture states clearly the all who seek Christ will find Him. No one will be in Hell who seeks the Lord.

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December 06, 2009  8:35pm

I was hoping to read something besides the same tired theology, something that really engaged the issue: how to get along with the neighbors? How do we live amiably with people of other faiths without consigning them to hell, without dismissing their view of being as false?

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December 06, 2009  9:28am

Did Mr. Frank mention that Jesus is the only way or did I miss it? Jesus passionately petitioned God the Father for another way (Father if there be another way.......), but eventually submitted to God's will. As far as the uniqueness of Jesus, I did see anything about attonement. Isn't that the single unique thing about Jesus?

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December 05, 2009  8:57pm

the only scandal that people tried to create apart from God is that Jesus is still in the tomb. there is overwhelming evidence that Jesus rose again from the dead! 1) 500 ppl saw him after the Resurrection, as predicted in the Old Testament that Jesus would rise again if one studies the Jewish festivals 2) women were the first to see Jesus. If this was a made up story, why would the authors of the Gospels claim and write that women, whose testimonies were not even counted in the Roman/Jewish courts at the time, were the first ones to see Him risen from the grave? Obviously it has to be a true story, not a made up one 3) James, Jesus very own younger brother, calls Him Lord and Savior in the book of James, which has overwhelming historical evidence that James actually wrote the letter (epistle), after the resurrection 4) Saul, a persecutor of the Church and killer of Christians, becomes Paul and serves the Lord after encountering Him on the road to Damascus. He ends up being behead

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Written Alone?

December 05, 2009  5:45pm

Most christians are hypocritial. They claim Jesus is THE way, truth, life - singular version of truth. Then proceed to form multiple denominations with OPPOSING and CONTRARY doctrines based on "THEIR OWN" truth - or rather, their own interpretation of scripture. I find it increduluous, one would believe Christs words that he would found a church, the believe he would found something with multiple versions of doctrine and truth. This is the great scandal of Christianity

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December 05, 2009  5:04pm

Nobody else's tomb is empty except Yeshua's. If people would just read the Bible from cover to cover, their lives and faith would be transformed. However, most people do not want to make that commitment, though it would only take them 18 months if they did 2 chapters per day.

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December 05, 2009  4:12pm

If we believe the Scripture to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God, we will see that God is perfectly loving and just. He could have condemned everyone, but chose to save some, even though none deserve his love. He showed us his love and mercy in the death of Christ, and his resurrection. If we choose to exchange the gospel for some fabricated religion of human thinking then we are liars. John Franke has based and supported his article on Scripture, and has presented the biblical historical orthodox faith handed down to us from Jesus and the apostles of his church. Listen to our brother Paul: "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! . . . For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ" (Galatians 1:8,10; see also Jn6:29ff, 44, 65;10;Rom1:18-20;3:10ff;10:17).

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December 05, 2009  1:47pm

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. -AMEN

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Ephrem Hagos

December 05, 2009  8:34am

"I Am Who I Am" or self-sufficient life (Ibid, 8: 21-28) and "the Way, the Truth and the Life" (John 14:6) are synonymous expressions uniquely defined in the perfect and diacritical/transfigurative death of Jesus Christ on the cross according to all Scriptures. Without firsthand and personal experience of the divine life of Christ, faith is no more than a misnomer (John 1: 47-51).

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