“I am the way the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John Calvin, in his commentary on John 14:1-6, points out that many people will mention God only, but never refer to Christ in their religion. In doing so, they will be easily blown about by every wind of doctrine.
Proud men are ashamed of Christ’s humiliation, and, therefor, they fly to God’s incomprehensible Divinity. But faith will never reach heaven unless it submit to Christ, who appears to be a low and contemptible God, and will never be firm if it (does) not seek a foundation in the weakness of Christ.
This reminds me of one woman who was facing death, who refused to actually look to Christ and be saved. It was gut-wrenching because both my wife and I tried to help her see the need to trust in Christ alone for salvation. She would not have Christ. She was far too comfortable with the generic god of her faith, even telling this god that she wanted to live for 10 more years. Sadly, she didn’t have 10 more weeks.
We tried to reach her with the gospel, but the moment that Christ’s name was mentioned, she did everything she could to put us at a distance. She was showing us her true nature. As Romans 3 tells us, no one seeks after God. This woman certainly was not. She had crafted a god after her own image, and was comfortable facing eternity with that god.
Far too many fail in true faith in this manner. They want a god that is unknowable, that is controllable, that is generic so that they can twist his nose anyway that they please. Yet, the living and true God will have none of it. Jesus will have none of it. In John 14:6, Jesus rules out any appeal to the generic god. He makes it clear that the path to the Father, is through the Son. This is His exclusive right as Creator. We must come via faith in Christ in order to have any hope of spending eternity in heaven. Jesus said before He made that exclusive statement that He was going away in order to prepare a place for those who believed in Him. He is going to prepare heaven and no one has any claims on heaven that will not humble themselves and enter in through the Son.