Why do Christians follow only Jesus, and not other prophets which were before and after Him? How should we choose whom to follow?
Jesus is the Only Savior
When apostles Peter and John stood before the priests and the elders in Jerusalem and were being judged, Peter said about the Lord Jesus Christ:
There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)(NASB)
Redemption means salvation from eternal death, freedom from the punishment of the burden of sins. Jesus Christ is the only person through whom we can be saved. Besides Him there is NO OTHER. No other prophet before Him or after Him could provide the salvation of our souls because they can not sacrifice themselves as wages for their sins, much more for those of the whole world.
Jesus Christ is the only way to God
Jesus Christ once told Thomas, in the presence of the other Apostoles, the following words:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)(NASB)
The prophets which came before and after Jesus Christ, they encouraged the people to walk on the way that leads to God, but none of them were worthy of saying these words, because they were not the way, the truth and the life as Jesus is. Christ is the only way to God.
God gave us an indisputable proof about Christ
When he was talking to the philosophers gathered in the Areopagus in Athens, Apostle Paul said:
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:30–31)(NASB)
The prophets have foretold about Jesus
This is what Apostle Peter said about true prophets that came before Christ:
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the suffering of Christ and the glories to follow. (1 Peter 1:10–11)(NASB)
True prophets have always shown us the Way of Salvation. They have told us to follow Jesus, who is the only Savior and who can redeem us.
Have you received forgiveness of your sin and the gift of eternal life? If not, come to Jesus Christ with all your life, because there is no other name under heaven in which we can be saved.