In a culture that professes many ways to God, claims of exclusivity upset people; but Jesus wanted us to discover the only way to the Father. “Jesus 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 only way because the Father chose Him to be the Savior, He’s the only one to live a perfect life—fulfilling the requirements of the law and prophets—and He is our sacrifice for sin, the perfect Mediator between God and man. He is the “only way” to heaven.
Though other scriptures share the “plan of salvation”—such as the “gospel in a nutshell” and the “whosoever” of faith—it’s crucial to distinguish Jesus’ words in John 14:6 from false teaching and postmodern distortions for coming to God. The gospel is clearly countercultural. The righteousness of God comes by grace through faith, not by any other means.