If Jesus says in the Bible that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that no man can go to God but through Him, then how do people who haven’t heard about Jesus go to heaven?
I have heard this question many times. I will answer it in a moment.
First, I’m going to ask you a question…
When you see a building, how do you know there was a builder? The fact that the building exists is proof of the builder. You can’t have a building without a builder.
I have been reading through the book of John in the Bible. Over and over throughout the book, Jesus explains that He is Divine and that man is only saved by believing in Him. Just over 2000 years ago, Jesus came, lived a perfect life, died the death of a criminal, and rose again to show that He has power over death. So, why did He come?
According to the Bible, after Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to the apostles and more than 500 other eyewitnesses. Before ascending to heaven, here were some his parting words...
11 Now it happened as He (Jesus) went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
Pride is one of the most wicked sins in the sight of God. When we are prideful, we think that we are self-suffiencient and don't need God. Through the Bible, we are commanded by God to see our sin, turn from our wicked ways, humble ourselves before God, and seek forgiveness and salvation through Him.
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
In the Bible, when it talks about "the law" it refering to God's law, or God's standard of right and wrong. God's moral law was summarized in the 10 commandments given to Moses on Mr. Sinai. God's standard clearly showed the people of that God that they had sinned against God. However, there was no salvation in just being "good" because they already had sinned. God's grace came through Jesus Christ.