Daily Bible Nugget #13, John 14:6

The Nugget:

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

My Comment:

Many bristle at the thought of Jesus making such a claim for exclusivity. Jesus claims to be the way. There is no other way to God. Any one who claims to be or have another way is the same as a thief and a robber, Jesus said. Jesus is the truth. Even God Himself declared “This is my beloved Son. Hear ye him.” If you are not listening to Jesus, if you are not hearing Him, you are not following truth, but falsehood. Jesus is the life. There is no genuine spiritual life apart from Jesus Christ. The best way to get acquainted with Jesus Christ is to read and study His Word found in just one place–your Bible. Jesus said that He is the only way any one can come to the Father. Not your church. Not your religion. Not ritual. Not the sacraments. Not keeping the Ten Commandments. Not worshiping on the Sabbath. Not your priest or pastor. Jesus said He himself is the only way to the Father. Take time to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ by reading and studying the Bible for yourself.

For those who wish to DIG DEEPER into this significant truth claim of Jesus:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 1196.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 1215 or in Logos 5 Bible software for John 14:6.

(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them further given below:

John 14:6. Jesus saith. Jn 8:18. I am. Jn 4:26. 6:20, 35, 41, 48, 51. 8:12, 18, 23, 24, 28, 58. +10:7, 9, 11, 14. 11:25. 13:19. 15:1, 5. 18:5, 6, 8, 37. the way. FS94, Je +4:2. By Hendiatris, three words are used, but one thing is meant. Two of the words are exalted to the place of emphatic adjectives, which are thus raised to equal importance with the subject itself. Here, the sense is “I am the true and living way.” Of course, Christ is the “truth” as He is also the “life,” but this is not what is stated in this verse. Here, only one subject is in question: “the way”; and the other two nouns are used to define its true nature and character (F/S 673). Compare the related figure, Hendiadys (FS93A, Ge +1:26), which differs from this figure only in having two, not three, words used when only one thing is meant. Jn **10:9. 15:3. Ge 3:24. Ex =26:36. 40:5, 28, 33. Le 17:4. 1 K 6:31. Ps 25:9. 139:24. Pr 2:9. +**14:12. *15:24. Is 35:8, 9. 49:11. Je +4:2. *32:39. Mt +*7:13, 14. 11:27. Ac 2:28. **4:12. 9:2. 16:17. 18:25, 26. 19:9, 23. 22:4. 24:22. Ro 5:2. 1 C 1:30. Ep 2:18. Col 2:6. He *7:25. 9:8. *10:19-23. 1 P 1:21. 2 P 2:2. Ju %*11. Re 22:14. and. Gr. και η αληθεια, “and the truth.” FS148, Ge +8:22. Note the Figure Polysyndeton or Many Ands to emphasize the Lord’s statement. the truth. ver. 17. Jn *1:9, +14, 17. *8:32, 44, 45. 15:1, 3. *17:3, 17, 19. 18:37, 38. Dt 32:4. Ps 26:3. 33:4. 45:4. 85:10, 11. 117:2. Pr 8:7. Is 65:16. Mt 22:16. Ro *15:8, 9. 2 C 1:19, 20. Ep 4:21-24. Col 2:9, 17. 2 Th 2:13. 1 T **2:4. *3:15n. 1 J 1:5, 6, 8. 5:6, 20. Re +*1:5. 3:7, 14. 19:11. the life. ver. 19. Jn +1:4. 5:21, 25-29. 6:33, 51, 57, 68. 8:12, 51. **10:28. *11:25, 26. 17:2, *3. Dt 30:20. Pr 8:35. *15:24. Ezk 47:9. Mt +**7:14. Ac 2:28. 3:15. Ro *5:21. 8:6. 1 C 15:45. Col 3:4. 1 T 6:13. 2 T 1:10. He 7:8. 1 J 1:1, 2. **5:11, 12, 20. Re 22:1, 17. no man cometh. Jn +*6:44. 7:34, 37. *10:7, 9. Ac **4:12. Ro +**2:12. 15:16. He +*11:6. 1 P 2:4. 3:18. 1 J 2:23. 2 J **9. Re 5:8, 9. 7:9-17. 13:7, 8. 20:15. unto the Father. Jn 1:14. 4:21. Col 1:12. 1 J *2:1. but by me. ver. 13. Jn 6:27. Ps 2:12. Ac **4:12. Ep 3:12. He 7:19, *25. 13:15. 2 P *1:17. 1 J 4:9.

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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #13, John 14:6

  1. ken sagely says:

    jn 14.6 jesus saith unto him, i am the way, the truth,and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me. jn 14.6 is one of the strongest verses in scripture for the deity of our lord jesus christ! there are many scriptures that speak of the way of the lord. in matt 7.13-14 speaks of two ways the lords way and the worlds way. vs 13 enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and
    broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    vs 14 because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. in jn 10.7 then said jesus unto them again, verily, verily, i
    say unto you, i am the door of the sheep. 10.9 i am the door: by me if any man enter
    in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. acts 4.12 neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. rom 5.2 by whom also we have access by faith into
    this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of god. eph 2.18 for through him we both have access by one spirit unto the father. eph 3.12 in whom
    we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. heb 10.19-20
    having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of jesus,
    vs 20 by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil,
    that is to say, the flesh;heb 10.21-22 and having a high priest over the house of god;
    vs 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts
    sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

    2. the truth. john uses the word over 20 times in his gospel and over 19 times in his epistles for a total 39 times very important see what the scripture has to say about truth, jn 1.14
    and the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, [and we beheld his glory , the
    glory as of the only begotten of the father,] full of grace and truth. vs 17 for the law
    was given ny moses,but grace and truth came by jesus christ. jn 3.21 but he that
    doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they
    are wrought in god. jn 4.23 but the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship him. jn 17.17 sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    3. and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me. many references on the life . jn 1.4 in him was life: and the life was the ligth of men. jn 5.21 for as the father
    raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the son quickeneth whom he will. jn 6.33 for the bread of god is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life
    unto the world. jn 6.51 i am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat the bread that i will give is my flesh, which i will give for the life of the world. jn 6.57 as the living father hath sent me, and i live by the father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. jn 10.28 and i give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. jn 11.25-26 jesus
    said to her, i am the ressurection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: vs 26 and whoso ever liveth and believeth in me shall never
    die. believest thou this? jn 17.3 and this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true god, and jesus christ, whom thou hast sent. “o christ the solid rock i found all other grround is sinking sand!

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