When Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” in John 14:6 he wasn’t trying to amuse people. He was serious and that is why when people like Spencer Burke and other members of the emergent church movement encourage people to read books like Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Buddha, Living Christ it is both saddening and maddening. Spencer describes this book saying, “This book will give you new insights from a fresh view – I especially enjoyed thoughts about Christ as “The Way” and the comparison of the Tao.” Comparing Jesus with the Tao?
In the church we need people to preach the pure, unadulterated gospel of Jesus. The Gospel of Jesus which is exclusive, not one that says Jesus is a way or even the best way, but the only way. We want pastors who preach that Jesus is THE WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE.