Jesus is the only way to reconcile with God
Luke wrote a historical narrative for Theophilus about the birth of the church and the new ministry of the Holy Spirit. Paul and Barnabas went to Antioch Pisidia in Galatia. They preached to the Jewish people and God-fearers (Gentiles who attended synagogue but did not go through the full conversion to Judaism) in the synagogues and were invited to speak again about Jesus. They proclaimed that the Law could not produce forgiveness of sins. Only Jesus could and used Habakkuk 1:5 allegorically to warn them to not harden their hearts and ignore their message.
Jesus is the only way to be reconciled to God. Everyone will have to make a decision in their hearts whether this is true or false. Even a non-decision is a decision. Many have already hardened their hearts to what the Holy Spirit reveals to them about Jesus.
To all who believe in Him, Jesus gives them eternal life. All other ways sound pleasing to the ears and look pleasant to the eyes and human sensibilities. But they all lead to death and deception. Life is only found in Jesus, which is offensive to many. We need to share the Gospel without offending and without changing the message in such a way that it loses its meaning. Allow the Holy Spirit to work through us and in whom we share. Too much is at stake for us not to share.
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