Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivered a passionate explanation of his Christian faith during a recent radio interview with Associated Press sports writer Rob Maaddi, saying that he believes Jesus is the “only true way to heaven.”
Kershaw, 29, said that it is essential for people to love others and to treat them well no matter what, squaring that with his belief that faith in Christ is essential, as The Christian Post reported.
“I think, especially in today’s culture, it’s kind of the cultural norm … just to accept everybody for what they are. I firmly believe that you are supposed to love everybody,” he said. “That is God’s one boldest commandment.”
But with that in mind, the baseball star said that this “doesn’t mean you can’t believe in Jesus Christ” — and passionately broke down his belief in the Christian gospel.
“I feel like Jesus is the only true way to heaven,” he said in an interview that ran on Philadelphia’s AM 610. “There is a lot of other things out there and a lot of other things people believe in but you are supposed to love everybody.”
Kershaw also discussed the importance of living for God. While he believes it’s God’s job to convert people to the faith, he said Christians are called to be God’s “disciples” and to explain to others, when they inquire, “why you are living for him.”
“You can show them why and profess your faith. But at the end of the day, it is not our job to convert people,” he said. “We are just supposed to follow Jesus and have people see how we live our lives.”
Listen to the rest of the interview here.
(H/T: Christian Post)