The one key central message of the entire Bible is that Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father and His dwelling place - heaven. There is no other way! As you will see in all of the Scripture verses listed below, Jesus Christ is God's only plan of salvation for the entire world.
The Bible specifically says, without any other possible interpretation, that there is only one God, one faith, one baptism and only one way to God the Father - and that is only through Jesus Christ and His death on the cross. Jesus says that He, and only He, is the way, the truth and the life leading to God the Father and that no one comes to the Father except through Him!
Many people, including some Christians, believe that God the Father "honors" all other religions as long as people try to live a good and godly life and try to stay out of trouble. When you see the Scripture verses I will list below, you will see that this is not the way God has everything set up. God will not honor any other religion and He makes it very clear that it is only through His Son and His death on the cross that will give people eternal salvation and thus eternal life with Him in heaven. The Bible says that we are appointed for the defense of the Gospel. It is our job, when called upon, to defend God and Jesus on the basics of salvation and what it is all about. Here are two verses specifically telling us this:
"... knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Gospel." (Philippians 1:17)
"Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15)
Below are the main Scripture verses that deal with the basics of our salvation through Jesus Christ. These verses are the basic ammunition that you will need when witnessing to anyone. There are 6 Main Principles to the basic message of God