One of the Prove in Christiandom is John 14:6. Christians are quick to quote this verse to prove Jesus being the only ticket to Paradise.
This article explains the ideology and explanation about John 14:6
“I am the way, the truth and the life, No one comes to the father except through me” – John 14:6
We are not disputing Jesus (PBUH) been the way. YES, he is truly the way to Paradise as he was sent to his People so he is the way to Paradise for his people.
Quran says All prophets are sent to their respective people, Jesus case is also not exclusive;
And (remember) when ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O Children of Israel! I am the MESSENGER of Allah unto you confirming the Taurat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed . But when he (Ahmed i.e. Muhammad SAW) came to them with clear proofs, they said: “This is plain magic.” – Quran 61:6
Matthew 10:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 15:22-24 King James Version (KJV)
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
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Matthew 19:28 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
All prophets of God are ways to paradise including Muhammad (PBUH). We may need to ask this; When Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Noah, Ezra and other prophets before Jesus were alive, are they not the way to Paradise too?
Allah says; “Innaka laminal mursaleen, ‘Alaa Siraatim Mustaqeem”
“Thou art indeed one of the apostles, On a Straight Way.” – Quran 36:3-4
The truth here is the word of God we are sharing with each other.
“Sanctify them in truth because your word is the truth – John 17:17
“That is because Allah is the (only) truth and because whatever else they invoke besides Him is Falsehood; and because Allah,- He is the Most High, Most Great. – Quran 31:30
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And say: “Truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism or this Quran or Jihad against polytheists) has come and Batil (falsehood, i.e. Satan or polytheism, etc.) has vanished. Surely! Batil is ever bound to vanish. – Quran 17:81
(This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of those who doubt. – Quran 3:60
Only God gives life and Jesus was powerless.
Hast thou not Turned thy vision to onewho disputed with Abraham About his Lord, because Allah had granted him power? Abraham said: “My Lord is He Who Giveth LIFE and death.” He said: “I give life and death”. Said Abraham: “But it is Allah that causeth the sun to rise from the east: Do thou then cause him to rise from the West.” Thus was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected faith. Nor doth Allah Give guidance to a people unjust. – Quran 2:258
Jesus said; John 5:30 King James Version (KJV)
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
In a nutshell, Every seeker of truth will be able to differentiate between Church explanation of John 14:6 and the real analysis of John 14:6.
May Allah grant us the understanding…… Aamiyn.
Johnson Abdul Azeez Ayomide