During the Last Supper, Jesus forewarned His disciples that He would soon depart and go to the Father. He told them that His Father’s house had many rooms, and that He, Jesus, was going to the Father to prepare a place for them. Jesus then said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be” (John 14:3). Thomas asked, “how do we know the way?” (John 14:5). The author, John, used the Greek word hodos, which means “a road or traveled way”. Famously, Jesus responded, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). In most of our experiences as humans, we have never heard another person make such a bold statement. If such a statement were made by a famous politician, philosopher, actor, or athlete, they would be immediately dismissed as a fool. Such statements, however, uttered almost 2000 years ago, invite every reader to consider and even reconsider the claims of Jesus Christ and His followers. These words of Jesus are a call to all of humanity.
While politicians argue about what is true, Jesus asserted that He was the ultimate truth. The Greek word aletheia is defined as “truth or objective reality.” During this age of Political Correctness and Cultural Marxism, there is great confusion over what is true. More than any other time in recent history in the United States, pressure is being placed on citizens to believe ridiculous absurdities. For example, we are told that instead of just two sexes, there are as many as dozens of different sexes. Why are such absurdities being pushed on us? This is an attempt to replace objective reality with a new imposed political reality. This is how humans are enslaved.
As another example, during the 20th Century, many accepted the lie that the State (or Communist Party) rather than individuals should possess control over all property and wealth. As the reader might recall from my earlier blogpost titled “Primal Thinking vs Higher Thinking,” there is a Divine Order, which is a part of God’s creation and how He designed us to be and function. It is completely normal and appropriate for humans to accumulate property and wealth. Stealing is contrary to God’s law, even when performed by the government. Envy and covetousness are sin. Property rights are an important part of our Constitutional system of government. Of course, when Communism or Socialism is imposed, a nation’s economy is destroyed in the name of some imagined utopian fairness. As many as 140,000,000 people died in wars or from genocide or famine as a result of the Marxists’ desire to reorder society. If we do not have the right to own and control our own property and wealth, we do not have freedom.
Jesus, as God, is the source of truth, but just as importantly, He embodies truth. He is the archetype of how we, as humans, should function. As the Son of God (though equal to God, the Father), He constantly lives under the authority of His Father. Even the words that He spoke in His earthly ministry were the words that the Father gave Him to speak (John 14:10). He lived in the timing of His Father (John 5:30). During His earthly ministry, He lived in a continuous, harmonious fellowship with His Father. He demonstrated to us how God designed us to function. As He stated on the night before His crucifixion, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup [the crucifixion and bearing of our sins] pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will” (Matt. 26:39). Humanity is required to accept God’s righteous authority. Humans and Angels are not qualified to be God. Only God is qualified to be God. Unfortunately, humanity’s first inclination is to rebel from this truth. We prefer to maintain our moral autonomy and function as the god of our own life.
The Greek word zoe is translated as “life”. Sometimes zoe refers to just physical existence or being animate. However, like in John 14:6, there are many times in the New Testament that zoe refers to a higher spiritual life – a life devoted to God, in fellowship with God. This is the higher calling of God, the pinnacle of human existence. This is eternal life. Before God created the material Universe, before God created space, time, or energy, the Trinity always enjoyed an eternal fellowship. Remarkably, we have been invited to share in the life of God and be a part of His intimate Family.
Yes, after we die, we, Christians, are promised an immediate access to Heaven (2 Cor. 5:8). However, more importantly, we are promised access to God in the here, now, and always. Jesus Christ is the way to the Father (John 14:6). Our life with and in the Father is possible only because of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the Cross. It was necessary because all have sinned (Rom. 3:23). After first believing, we become qualified to function in fellowship with God. We are qualified to live in His presence, spiritually. In other words, our new way of living is en Christos (or in, by, and with Christ) (Rom. 6:23, 8:1; 1 Cor. 1:4; Eph. 1:3).
 “G3598 – hodos – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (nasb20).” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 20 Oct, 2021. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g3598/nasb20/mgnt/0-1/>.
 “G225 – alētheia – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (nasb20).” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 20 Oct, 2021. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g225/nasb20/mgnt/0-1/>.
 Kengar, Paul. “The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration.” iPad Ed., Tan Books, Gastonia, North Carolina, 2020, p. 195 of 8953.
 “G2222 – zōē – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (nasb20).” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 20 Oct, 2021. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g2222/nasb20/mgnt/0-1/>.