A protestant family member gave me a book on DAVID as a gift. Unfortunately its written by a Dispensationalist preacher.
In one part, the author writes quotes
“I am the way the Truth and the Life no comes through the Father except by me”
Then he proceeds to say:
The above verse is is dead end street to every cult, liberal or Legalistic church.
Christianity was never called Christianity at the beginning. It was Not ROMAN CATHOLICISM, Baptists, Methodists, etc The Bible name at the beginning was ho hodus meaning “the Way”. He then proceeds to quote ACTS 9:1-2 where Saul/Paul
looks for those were of “the way”
Then Saul still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of THE WAY, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem Acts 9:1-2
3, Concluding, he writes Paul didn’t (in ACTS 9) say he was looking for Christians, believers, or even “SAINTS” but only those who were of “the Way”.
It seems to me he trying to infer the earliest Christians were of “the Way” connect this thought to the use of the word WAY in John 14:6 “the way truth and the life” to Paul’s search for followers of the way as opposed to members of any church especially the Catholic Church.