“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30).
The Jews knew that such a statement meant Jesus was claiming equality with the God. That meant He said He was God Himself, for He is equal with God is God.
Now there are four possible assumptions we can make about Jesus, in the light of what He said. Only one of these four can be correct, or true.
He is a liar.
He is insane.
He has a demon.
He is who He says He is.
Despite what Jesus says here, many people believe that Jesus was merely a man, a good man, but just a man. Yet Jesus was a kind, compassionate and loving teacher who spoke with authority, grace and wisdom that no philosophers and religious gurus can equal or match. In addition He demonstrated divine power: He touched people, healed their physical and emotional diseases, raised at three people from the dead and cast many demons out. By these actions we are forced to conclude that one who does and speaks such good and righteous things must be God as He says. One who does such great miracles and speaks with such authority cannot be a liar, or insane, or demonic.
And, logically, there can be only one God, only one supreme, all-powerful being. And if Jesus is that Being, there can be no other. This indicates that there is only one way to God, only one pathway to eternal life. That is through Jesus. We human beings have no the option of believing that faith in any other being, idol or god can save a person, can bring us peace, happiness, eternal life, or nirvana.
Now it is currently popular to be pluralistic or tolerant of all faiths. But Hinduism, Buddhism, Theosophy, Islam, Wicca and all other religions are all meaningless because they are either man made or demonically inspired religions. Those who place their faith in any other person, idol or god are placing their faith in something or person that not really exist. Yet those who place their faith in the sacrifice of Christ place their faith in reality, in God Himself who can never lie and who is all loving and all good.