Jesus was the way, the truth, and the life?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
I am the way the truth and the life
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me.”
“He that hath seen me hath seen the Father”
I’ll reply to these two verses together. They are from John 14:6 and John 14:9 respectively.
Let us read the verses in context.
1″Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
2In my father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (John 14:1-5)
In context we read that Jesus Christ (pbuh) is talking about God Almighty. Verse 2 gives the answer. Jesus says, “In my FATHER’S house”. He is talking about going to paradise, he is talking about spiritual matters, they are thinking of some geographical location. So, Jesus (pbuh) gives the reply.
“6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (John 14:6)
He is the way to God. Every Prophet during his time was the way to God. At the time of Moses (pbuh) he was the way to God.
The Children of Israel chose another way through the golden calf, it wasn’t accepted by them. At the time of Noah (pbuh) he was the way to God. If you had to get saves, just get into the ark, that’s all! At the time of Jesus (pbuh) he was the way to God. But today, it’s the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), he is the way to Almighty God.
7If you really knew me; you would know my father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:7)
Here Jesus (pbuh) is saying that if you know me, you know God i.e., if you follow me, you are indirectly following Almighty God. Seeing God here means knowing God as we can see from the verse.
8_Philip said, “Lord, show us the father and that will be enough for us.” (John 14:8)
Here Philip is asking Jesus (pbuh) to show him God. The Bible says
“No one has ever seen God” (John 1:18)
“But,” he (God) said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” (Exodus 33:20)
Note: The word “God” in brackets is mine.
Being a Jew, he knew that no man can see God and live, making such an absurd request to Jesus (pbuh) of showing the father. So, Jesus (pbuh) replies
9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the father. How can you say, ‘Show us the father’? (John 14:9)
Jesus (pbuh) is saying to Phillips that he had been with him for so long and still making such a silly request of showing God, so Jesus says that “Anyone who has seen me has seen the father” meaning if you know me, you know Almighty God as well.
You follow my teachings; you are following the teachings of Almighty God.
In context, we come to know that anyone who knows Jesus (pbuh) i.e., anyone who follows Jesus (pbuh) is indirectly following Almighty God to which we have no objection.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar-
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