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How to reconcile "No one comes to the Father except through Me" with other spiritual paths?
Question: I recently read something you wrote that said, "It matters not what road you've taken, be it the Bible, [or] 'A Course In Miracles'...". The Christian church I attend considers other religions to be misguided, because no one can experience salvation except through Jesus Christ. Can these two ideas co-exist?
Answer: The Universal Spirit is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Spirit is One, and the Christ Spirit or Holy Spirit or One Spirit - Which says "no one comes to the Father except through Me" - is the Universal Call to remember Eternal Oneness. The paths and the forms of the world seem to be many and different, but the Call remains the Same. There can be no truth or absolute in form, for form was made by the ego to deny and cover over the Abstract Oneness of Spirit. The statement you refer to from John's Gospel is true in Content, for Christ is Spirit and is Identity in God. The ego does not understand Content, for all the ego recognizes is form. Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven are the Same in Spirit, and thus the Universal Spirit is the Way to remember God. Jesus is a symbol which has been used to point to the Christ, the Universal Spirit Which is beyond form entirely. Jesus, as a form or symbol, is an illusion as all forms are illusion. The ego wants to make an idol of Jesus or anyone or anything to maintain the belief in illusion. The Holy Spirit's use of symbol is to lead beyond symbol as the Holy Spirit's use of time is to lead beyond time. Time and Eternity cannot be reconciled, for one is illusion and One is Truth. The Truth is True and only the Truth is True.
So in Answer to your question, two examples of form can never be reconciled, for the dualistic perspective which sees "two" is the error - is the ego. The unified or single Perspective of the Holy Spirit is the Content Which is beyond the possibility of "contradiction" or "duality" or "multiplicity." What is the Same cannot be different, and What is One cannot have separate parts.
Love and blessings forever and ever Holy One, David