Jesus Christ is the only proper way to God. That I know and hopefully believe. But I am a sensual man as the Bible says devoid of the spirit. So what can I effect in the life of unbelievers? Jesus said “Verily, verily, I say unto you he that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47 When Christ rose from the grave he proved to skeptical disciples that he had indeed been the savior of the whole world through his death and resurrection. The existence of the church is evidence that they took this to heart and subsequently recorded what the Spirit had them record of Jesus’ life and appearances after his resurrection and all of the things in Acts and Paul’s writings and the other apostles’ writings that were consistent with the rest of the word of God because they authentically came from God and the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ. The 66 books of the Bible are internally consistent and support one another. No other books not the Book of Enoch not the Gospel of Thomas or the Book of Jubilees or any other book out there is possibly canonical when these self-evidential books (the 66) are so thoroughly testified by everyone of note or any authority in the past 20 centuries or more. Their greatest authority is what they testify about themselves and our savior and his advocacy through them.
Christ laid himself down of his own free will. No one could take his life from him lest he let them. “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” This was talking about Jesus not necessarily about heroes of war. Christ was the pure lamb taken and murdered by sinners and that is not just Jewish responsibility but the onus of us all. We all have our hand in Jesus’ death not to lay guilt trips on us but Christ has made us new creatures we should behave like it. We need to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.