Originally posted by RBHILL
1. Good works: wide is the gate and a way that seems right?
2. Jesus: the way, the truth, and the life also the narrow gate, the safer route!
The passage about Jesus being the way and the truth and the life is not about going to heaven. It is about being built into "My Father's house"
The "place" to which He brings the saved is not heaven but a Person - the Father. This chapter is not about going to heaven but about being made one with God.
I should start another thread sometime on the misconceptions about "going to heaven" popular in Christianity which is a kind leavening corrupting the Gospel with human concepts about being removed away to a happy place.
Christ is the way and the truth and the life to lead people into the same reality that He Himself enjoys - utter "organic" unity with God as divinity and humanity mingled.
This is why He starts His talk in that chapter -
"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe into God, believe also into Me. In My Father's house are many abodes; if it were not so, I would have told you." (John 14:1,2)
Jesus is saying that if He were the ONLY one who could enjoy this oneness with the Father, He would have told us. But His Father's house is not only Jesus as the dwelling place of the Father, but He goes to the cross to prepare a way for billions of other human beings to become abodes in the Father's house as well.