We have read the verse about the thief that comes to steal, kill and to destroy . We often interpret that as the devil himself who is the thief mentioned by our Lord. Though the modus operandi of the devil is the same, we find from the context that this verse was not a direct reference on the devil. Our Lord Jesus was continuing His remarks on those religious leaders who were blind to see the Son of God. Any teaching that does not center around Christ should be avoided. He is the door and He is the good shepherd too. Corrupt and wrong doctrines can pull us out of the blessedness we have in the Lord Jesus. It would steal,kill and ultimately destroy. Hence we should be very careful on the doctrines we base our life upon. Our Lord Jesus-the good shepherd on the contrary gives us life and life in abundance. He gave up His life to give us life. When we believe on Him, true life begins and it flows in abundance. It would be a river of life to those who come in contact with you. Jesus is the way , the truth and the life and when we trust in Him, His life flows in and through our lives.For further reading: John 14:6, Col 3:1-3..