The Bible says that the only way to attain salvation is by believing in Jesus (John 8:24).1 Based on this doctrine, many atheists conclude that the Christian God is a narcissist with poor self-esteem. I admit that on the surface, that claim seems a bit silly, petty, arrogant, and could even be offensive. So why do Christians believe Jesus is the only way and espouse that belief to others? Good question. I'm glad you asked. Whether you reject the truth of the Bible, seek to test its authority, or want confirmation of its claims, we can and should find evidence of its truth and authority from external sources and through critical thinking, including that claim that Jesus is the only way. In doing so, I think we will find that this claim is much more sensible than it might seem on the surface.
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