THE Way

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” – John 14:6  

The name Albert Einstein is one of the most recognizable names in all the world. Time Magazine chose him as “Person of the Century.” His influence is seen in nearly every part of life around the world. 

The Atomic Bomb, the Big Bang, electronics, and quantum physics — just to name a few — all bear his influence. Einstein will probably be considered for all time the standard by which scientists measure themselves.  

But as TALL as he was in the scientific theory, he was equally as SMALL in spiritual theology. Because even though Einstein believed in a being who had “superior reasoning power,” he once said, “Certainly there is a God. Any man who doesn’t believe in a cosmic force is a fool. But we could never know Him.”  

Einstein believed in a ‘cosmic force’ that was intelligent and powerful, but he denied that he was a personal God who could be known. Jesus said something different in John 14:6 when he said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

Jesus said you can know God personally, through Him. You can be filled with His Spirit, you can live an abundant life, and you can spend eternity with God in Heaven.  

Einstein was brilliant, but he was wrong. He had read the Scriptures. He understood what the Word of God said, but Einstein got to the point where he believed he himself was the authority and he himself had all the answers. And ultimately, he valued his own ideas more than he valued the Word of God. That is what I like to call pride. 

Pride is a tool Satan wants to use to make us believe we know more than God. For you and I, it might not be about knowing God on a personal level. It might be about an issue in our life. It might be about the way He chooses to handle a situation in our life. Whatever it is, do not make the same mistake Einstein did. Do not let pride keep you from doing the work of the Lord. Remember, He isn’t just one way. He is THE Way. 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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