Christian universalism teaches that ultimately all people will be saved if not in this life, then in the world to come. Religious pluralism is best identified by the catchphrase, "All roads lead to God." These systems of thought are well anchored in contemporary culture and continue to gain adherents. Both reject Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
The Apostle John wrote his book two thousand years ago for one purpose: "that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name" (John 20:31). The pressure of modern thinking mandates that we rediscover Jesus in flesh and blood humanity. Eating, sleeping, walking, laughing, living with his disciples growing tired, hungry, and thirsty with them, his dirty hurting feet throbbing like theirs.
While tenting with mankind, Jesus' many astounding miracles also forced people to lift their sights to God and acknowledge his divinity. Three days after his crucifixion, Jesus gave the ultimate proof with his bodily resurrection.
When Jesus' story is told with love and passion, John's book leads people to the same conclusion in our generation: Jesus is the Son of God. He is the "one and only," with no equal and no close rival.