ASIDE: I estimate that most religions and even the irreligious believe this life is not all there is. Whether it’s called salvation, enlightenment, progession — whatever — I think that each soul has an inherent sense that we all need some kind of help. END ASIDE.
I started thinking about how salvation is not just a question of what or how but of whom.
I started thinking about Jesus praying in the garden, “Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me!” (Luke 22:42).
In essence he was saying, if there’s another way of salvation, show it. In John’s Gospel, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father but by me.”
People are always looking for another way. They may be looking in false relgious systems, heck, they may be looking in orthodox religious systems. They may be looking to their own lives and all the good things they’ve done. They may be trusting in luck.
None of this changes the fact that salvation from the ultimate penalty of sin is not found in anything we do, say, conjure, attempt or attain.
Salvation is found in Jesus alone.
With both joy and sorrow I thank God the cup was not allowed to pass.