Another wonderful post from Examining the Evidence:

“For which is a great nation that has a God who is close to it, as the Lord our God whenever we call to Him?” (Deuteronomy 4:7).

“The Lord is close to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely” (Psalm 145:18). “O Hearer of prayer, unto you does all flesh come” (Psalm 65:3).

“Trust in Him at every moment, O People! Pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us, Selah” (Psalm 62:9).

All these words were spoken centuries before the advent of Christianity. The prophets assured us that our Father in heaven hears our prayers and answers them, if we but turn to Him with sincerity.

How then can we accept the claim of a man who says “… no one cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6)? This dark teaching is openly refuted by the words of the prophets.