"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (KJV)
What does "cometh unto the Father" really mean?
Is it a future promise that comes to one immediately upon death for having professed Jesus Christ as Savior?
Is this a claim of exclusivity by Jesus?
A few verses later, He makes this statement:
"...the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." (KJV)
By following with this context, Jesus Christ is saying that it is the Father who is saying "I am the way, the truth..."
This takes away from the exclusive claims of sectarians, because the same Father-God has been speaking through prophets and saints throughout human history.
This takes nothing away from the Divinity of Jesus Christ unless exclusivity is the only religious experience one can attest to.