There are many today who claim Christianity is only one of many religions that lead to heaven or fulfillment. That is, Christianity may be noble but it is not exclusive. However this goes against what Jesus and his apostles said in the Scriptures (John 14:6, Acts 4:12). If what Jesus said is true (that He and the Father are one, John 17), then Jesus is either God or he is a liar. Notice the following quote from C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic-on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg-or else he would be the devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon, or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. Now it seems to me obvious that he was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem. I have to accept the view that he was and it God.”
In short, what Lewis is saying is that we cannot leave Jesus as just a good moral teacher. This gospel he preaches that requires such sacrifice and often loss of life cannot be left as just a good way among others. If Jesus Christ is not THE way to heaven, then he must be rejected as too difficult and cruel. However, if he is the way, then his grace and mercy must be accepted and followed.
There is ample evidence of the prophecies, the works, and the resurrection that Jesus is the Christ and that he is the way. Let everyone of us cling to him and follow him each day.