A Short Study of 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.”
(John 14:6)


There is only one right way, but a thousand ways of being wrong. If you are not following Him who has said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” you are wandering, you are far from God; for none can come to the Father but by Him: and you are far from peace; for there can be no true peace in the mind unless He bestows and maintains it. The profane and the self-righteous, the open sinner and the hypocrite, the lover of pleasure and the lover of gold, the formal Papist and the formal Protestant, though they seem to travel different roads, though they pity or censure each other, will meet at last (unless the grace of God prevent) in the same state of final and hopeless misery. It is grievous to a spiritual and benevolent mind to see those who are all wrong disputing among themselves which of them is right. Each one is ready to think himself wise, if the folly in which He allows himself be not precisely of the same kind with that which he condemns in his neighbour. But the Scripture is the invariable rule, to which it is your duty and interest to be conformed now; for it is given by the inspiration and authority of God, and is the standard by which you must be judged at last. Whatever character you bear amongst men, if you have not faith and holiness, you certainly are not in the way of life. For it is written, “He that believeth not, shall be damned.” (Mark 16:16) And again, it is written, “Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)

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