"Then one said to Him, 'Lord are there few who are saved?'" Lk. 13:23. "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and straitened (limited, difficult, confining) the way which leads to life and there are few who find it" (Matt. 7:13,14).
THE WIDE GATE AND BROAD WAY: -- This is the path that the great majority of the people of the world, have taken in the past, and are still taking today. It is definitely the path most travelled by the hoards of people that have lived, and continue to live in this world. Note the destination of this path, destruction, separation from God and all that are spiritually HIs. The final abode of the great majority of the people that are travelling down this wide, broad, way will be the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, known as HELL. The final abode of all that are serving Satan in this life.
THE NARROW GATE AND STRAITENED WAY: -- We are told that there will be few, in comparison, that enter this gate and walk down this path. Those that enter this narrow gate, and walk in this straitened, difficult, limited, way will be those that accept God's Word, the New Testament, and abide by its teaching. We are told that the New Testament, is inspired of God, breathed out by Him, will furnish us completely in every requirement of God for the salvation of our souls. (2 Tim. 3:16,17). This is the only inspired, and required, book, known to man whereby his soul can be saved. This is the doctrine of the straitened way required by God for all that will be His children, those who will be eternally saved and live in Heaven with God forever. There is no other name, authority, or way whereby man can be saved from his sins. (Acts 4:12).
UPON WHICH OF THESE PATHS ARE YOU TRAVELLING?
By - Jim Sasser.
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