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Few Find The Narrow Gate

Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus is talking about the strait gate and the wide gate, but He said that there will be few that will find the strait and narrow gate. What do you think Jesus was telling us in these verses?

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Matthew 7:14 says,"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." I believe this verse speaks of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the straight and narrow way. There is no other way except through him to be saved. The fact is many are adding to the Word of God(the Word made flesh is Jesus Christ) with their traditions, customs, rituals, and a multitude of other things are trying to get in at the broad gate of their own making.
---mima on 11/27/09

Glen, Duane is correct. Only the children of God will be saved and have eternal life. They children of wrath whose father is the devil, will not be saved. That is just the way God chose to do His plan.
John 3:15-16, says that "whosoever believes", meaning only those who believe will be saved. The rest won't. John 6:39=40 says, "that everyone who sees the Son and believes" only those and not the ones that don't see or believe are saved. And the list goes on. So Duane is correct.
---MarkV. on 11/27/09

Rhonda, if God's plan is for all the He is not a very powerful God, in fact He is no God at all. For He is failing in saving them from hell. Someone else is winning. Could it be man? How about Satan?
Sorry Rhonda, God is Omnipotent and when He wants anything He sure gets it. Any other theory strips Him of He title of Omnipotent.
You also say,
"Christ was NOT speaking to the sinners or "lost" he was telling those who followed HIM that HIS gate (truth and obedience) was narrow"
God never said His gate was narrow. You took a passage completely out of context, remove the subject of hell, and added the gate to Christ. A condition called, twisting the message of God for your own purpose.
---MarkV. on 11/27/09

Matthew 7:13-14 What do I think Jesus was telling us in these verses? He was'nt telling us anything, its not a condemational verse or final judgement portrayed. He, however is teaching us about how we live our lives and to take note. Jesus lived a perferct narrow path and he conquered the wide path when he rose from the grave. He even has the keys to that paths gate. He came to save not to judge! To understand go to 7:VERSE 1 Judge not, that you be not judged. Its summed up in the last 2 verses of the chapter 7:28-29. The thief on the cross? Care to judge which path with his life he walked. His faith and Jesus's Love quickly narrowed his path to heaven above! Love is a narrow speck compared to all the laws we write out across our planks.
---Michael on 11/27/09

Im sorry Rhonda, but where does it say He was only talking to His followers

Ive said it before and Ill say it again. 500 million saved Christians out of an estimated 100 billion total population of the earth since creation would still be less than 1% or VERY "few".

Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude,which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands,

"Few" is obviously also more than we can number.

Is it better to cause men to fear or cause them to hope? Which do you think Christ would do?
---JackB on 11/27/09

The entry saying G on 11/26 should have said Glenn.
Duane 11/23/09, "Will the Lord lose most of HIS children to hell?" He will lose none! God's children are only those who are saved.
John 3:15-16, 6:39-40, 10:28-29, Romans 5:1, 8:30-39, Ephesians 4:30, Jude 1:24-25, 1Peter 1:18-19, as verses Psalm 9:17, Isaiah 33:14, Matthew 3:12, 25:41-46, John 5:36-40, 8:41-47, 2Thesalonians 1:7-9, 1John 3:10, Revelations 14:9-11, 20:15.
---Glenn on 11/26/09

One opinion says that Jesus died for all sinners from Adam to the last man born, and another says that he only died for those who will receive him, and his substitutionary death on that cross. But both doctrines say that only those who receive Jesus as Lord and Savior have salvation, and that forgiveness is then applied to their account. Only a few make a true profession of faith, Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 13:25-27, 1John 3.
You have several peculiar, irregular, and incorrect beliefs, including some form of universalism. 'Is God's Grace For All', Duane 11/21, "HE truely died for all. This was fore ordained." 'Did Jesus Break The Ten', Duane 11/19, "How can any man be saved or stay saved if he is a sinner?"
---G on 11/26/09

There wil be a NEW heaven and a new earth...

Revelation 21:1
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth".

Heaven begins in our hearts and minds (Romans 12:2). The kingdom that we really prefer will show in our daily lives and treatment of others.

We often pick on each other in many subtle and prudish ways so that the other person should deserve the penalty that we know we should be given/have.

It is human nature that we are in competition with each other and subconsciously feel that the other person deserves a penalty of (at least) shame, guilt, and/or humiliation.

We do unto others as our conscience does unto us (which kingdom is in our conscience?).

Few will enter by the door (John 10:1).
---more_excellent_way on 11/24/09

Rhonda, you say some of us want to send many to hell.

markv take it up with Duane I quoted him

didn't follow much else of your post
---Rhonda on 11/23/09

Rhonda, you say some of us want to send many to hell. We don't want anyone to go to hell Rhonda. I don't know where you get that idea. You are saying you don't and speak so that they won't go, and we say yes because we want them to go to hell, but you are wrong. Even in your sumation.
God has told us there is a hell. Jesus spoke of hell more then anyone. You want to make hell disappear. but it will not go away because you want that or because your heart is so good you don't want anyone to go there. God does not operate by your goodness. In fact if there is any goodness in you it is because of God, since all good things come from above. There is a hell, God said it. Many will go there, God said it. Once in hell, there is no escape.
---MarkV. on 11/23/09

Some will accept truth and some wont. The question remains. Did HE die for a few or for all. Will only a few be saved?
Will the Lord lose most of HIS children to hell?
I think not.
---duane on 11/23/09

Some want to send most of mankind into hell truth in their self righteousness

interesting take

mankind doesn't "send" mankind anywhere either in thought or word so you are deceived into thinking MANKIND has more power than God Almighty

today is not the only day for salvation as taught by the false ministers of worlds religious righteousness

Gods plan is salvation for ALL not a few

Gods righteousness PER SCRIPTURE states the gate is wide for destruction

Christ was NOT speaking to the sinners or "lost" he was telling those who followed HIM that HIS gate (truth and obedience) was narrow
---Rhonda on 11/23/09

All people who are lost take the wrong gate. They don't know there is another gate, for they do not know Christ.
All lost people do not obey God's commandments because they don't believe in God.
All lost do not surrender to the laws of God or His commandments, they don't believe.
The lost do not take up the cross since they don't believe in the cross.
The lost chose what they love most, and that is the world, and not God.

Only genuine believers take their cross, obey God's commandments through the work of the Spirit in them, and only they know there is two roads and they believe they are on the narrow one to heaven, for they believe in Christ by faith.
---MarkV. on 11/23/09

Some want to send most of mankind into hell and think they will be of the few who will make it to heaven. They are deceived, for their hearts are stone and there is no truth in their self righteousness. They will be the last, for they have no love of their brothers in this life.
God sent HIS SON to save the many. This is the power of the Cross. Many here dont really believe in the work of the Cross. They think God is weak and cant save HIS people. Its not what we do, its what HE has done for you.
---duane on 11/23/09

Most people follow the whole crowd of the world into the pit, but a few of us will separate from the crowd of the world and instead we follow Jesus:

~I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
No turning back, No turning back.
~Though none go with me, still I will follow,
though none go with me, still I will follow,
though none go with me, still I will follow,
No turning back, No turning back...
---Eloy on 11/23/09

Its a terrible thought to think God sent HIS SON to die for just a few. HE died for the many. HE reconciled the world to God.
The gate is Jesus Christ and is wide open for all. HE is the way. HE changed EVERYTHING when HE died for man.
...This is the good news...
---duane on 11/23/09

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Many people will reject the Lord and his salvation, and only a few will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. And by depending on Him, and his expiatory death on the cross in our place. Matthew 7:13-14, Luke 13:24-27, John 3:3, 10:1-38.
Duane, 11/21: Matthew 7:13-14, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
---Glenn on 11/22/09

HE was talking to those under the law.(narrow gate)
With Christ its a straight and Wide gate that leads to life and many will find it.

except that theory contradicts plain scripture

WIDE gate leads to destruction

Matt 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat

narrow gate is obeying Christ Heb 5:9 John 14:15,21

MANY will call on name of Christ but will be far from him Matt 15:8 and will enter into the wide gate of destruction for their disobedience
---Rhonda on 11/22/09

Duane -- I understand exactly what you mean, and the truth of it, but Jesus never recommended anybody enter the "wide" gate (whatever you take that to mean).
---Donna66 on 11/22/09

HE was talking to those under the law.(narrow gate)
With Christ its a straight and Wide gate that leads to life and many will find it.
---duane on 11/21/09

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To Whosoever Has An Ear To Hear?

Brethren, Jesus is revealing that 'NOT EVERYONE' shall enter into the Way that leads unto Eternal Life !!
---Shawn.M.T. on 11/21/09

I think the narrow gate is CHristianity to be honest with you.

I mean Jesus wasnt just talking to believers when he said that about the wide gate and narrow one.

Take the number of people that have ever lived in this world (est at about 100 billion I believe) and consider that...oh.. i dont know....only 250 million have been saved so far.

250 million would still be 'few' compated to 100 billion.
---JackB on 11/21/09

Jesus was saying that there will be people that claim to be Christians (including pastors, and ministry workers), but NOT really be Christians, and will end up in Hell. There are many people who had near-death experiences in Hell, and saw all of this (Christians, pastors, ministers) in Hell. Out of the many I have heard on this testimony - ALL accounts line up with each other and the Bible.
---Leslie on 8/26/09

Straight is the gate & narrow is the way which Is God's Salvation Plan that was given to Apostle Peter & he delivered to the Jewish people First on the day of Pentecost.
Mark 16 v 16 - Acts 2 v's 37-41 which Fulfills Matt 28 v's 19-20, Gal 1 v's 8-9. Apostle Paul brought this very Same to us gentiles. God Is Strict!!

B R O A D Is the way that leadeth to distruction which Are the Man-made relig-org's churches. Man-made salvation plans, once saved always saved - repeat aft me -easy believism - no works salvation - sinners prayer & the such like. Other Man-made also is the islam, muslam, buddha etc. religions.
---Lawrence on 8/26/09

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Eloy, your last statement was well said in a nutshell. It's sad that so few people, in comparison to the entire population, choose Life and Salvation. If they would only let themselves look into what really happens after death and then let themselves BELIEVE IT! It'd be a different Ending. :-O
---Gordon on 9/25/07

Andrea, do you believe that Jesus' died on the Cross so that Christians could pay lipservice like the Jews did and still expect to get into Heaven. You have still not realised the extraordinary gift that Jesus gave you. You think that it is something else.

I have been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb and that Jesus fulfilled His part of the Covenant and always will. That leaves only my part.
---lorra8574 on 9/23/07

Jesus said it, "Many are called, but few are chosen". The matter is fairly stated, life and death, good and evil are set before us, Christ Himself is the gate and the way. And God enables men to find that gate.>>>Note. The way of the Pharisees were broad. {Salvation of works or grace} Only a few has received the grace of God which guarantees them heaven.. Many are called, but few are chosen. Many are misled in the wrong way, it is obvious they are being misled by wrong ones.
---catherine on 9/23/07

Trey, GOD's Salvation Plan would never be a failure even if only TWO people were saved! The sad fact IS is that most people choose their OWN way of living rather than the design of Life that GOD intended for mankind. Which ultimately leads them straight to Hell. It's this modern FALSE teaching that "Jesus is ONLY Love!" with NO regard that He's also a God of Vengeance and Wrath against sin and evildoers. Which leads to the false LAME belief that "GOD would NEVER send anybody to Hell."
---Gordon on 9/23/07

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Most people will take the easy road, which is the wrong road. But the right road is the road of obeying the Commands of Christ of which very few will wholly surrender to. The narrow road is Obedience, and Christ says, "Take up your cross and follow me": But the wide road is Disobedience, and flesh says, "Myself is first".
---Eloy on 9/23/07

yes, only a very very very small few will go to heaven, because most people simply refuse to repent from all sin, and completely follow the Lord as he commands us. In Noah's day, out of the whole world, only 8 souls were saved.
---Eloy on 9/23/07

The strait gate and narrow way is THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!
---mima on 9/23/07

trey you believe what the bible says about salvation and about the God of the bible and His Christ(God/man)CHARACTER AND ATTRIBUTES (NOT JUST A NAME).The only other one I've SEEN (read) that actually belives the truth MARK V.
there may be others? I haven't read any yet..
YES I agree!! the redemmed Rev5:9 will go through the stright gate (all of them, out of all nations)and vs10 are made kings and priests and we reign now Rev1:5-6 on earth
Soverign Grace
---steven-rem7000 on 9/23/07

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One thing that we don't consider enough is the fact that we need to be where God wants us to be in our lives. Just because we follow rules does not necessarily mean that we are walking a narrow way if we are not really obeying God by listening to His spirit in our lives.
---jody_martin on 9/22/07

Mt 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Many means a great number. Most people are God's chosen, God's elect, God's called, etc. Most people will spend eternity with him. (Rev. 7:9)

Few understand his teachings. Few enter into the straight gate. Few enter into his kingdom here on earth.

If the majority of people go to hell, then God's "plan" of salvation must have been a failure.
---trey on 9/22/07

The Wide Gate leads to the Ultimate Destruction, the Eternal Lake of Fire. And MANY are headed that way. It's the EASIEST Road to take 'cause you can " live in your own sinful lifestyle". The NARROW Gate is the Narrow Path of LIVING IN HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS and FEW there are that are willing to do that. Meaning more of mankind are going to Hell and fewer, in comparison will end up in Heaven. GOD Himself wants EVERYONE to be SAVED, but not everyone wants to repent of their sin to GET There!
---Gordon on 9/22/07

sorry, that's John Bunyan w/ an "a"
---steven-rem7000 on 9/21/07

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Ashley - Do you accept what Jesus did on the cross as enough to get you into heaven.
Have you asked Him into your heart to be Both Lord and Savior?
---Andrea on 9/20/07

Re 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands,

Note: There are a large number in heaven.

Mt 7:13-14 refers to the kingdom of God HERE ON EARTH.


Lu 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Does anyone agree?
---trey on 9/20/07

Ashley)Wow did you ever put your foot in your mouth and expose yourself. It is interesting that you spoke of the fact that Jesus'sheep are the humble and meek and then just POP OFF like that. Not so meek and humble are we? It is so easy to type out intellectual projections of what we would like to be but you just proved that we don't always fit the discriptions of what we type.:)
---jody_martin on 9/20/07

John Bunyun has a booklet called
"The STRIGHT GATE or great difficulty of going to heaven"

He does a great job explianing, harmonizing Scripture w/Scripture
Isa28:9 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little:

---steven-rem7000 on 9/20/07

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Of course, faith without works is dead, BUT you must understand, (real living) faith is all anyone needs as it is the producer of works.
We dont need(flesh) works AND faith.
If we have(only) real faith, we WILL HAVE works.
Its called works of faith
---duane on 9/12/07

**ashley said:andrea, I have a better relationship with Jesus Christ than you will ever have.**
That is not a very christ like attitude to have ashley.
Are you saying Jesus loves you more?
Are you saying you are better than Andrea?
---JIM on 9/12/07

ashley, might I suggest you reread some of the material in the NT about pride? HOw can you claim you have a "better relationship with Jesus" than anyone?
---alexia on 9/12/07

andrea, I have a better relationship with Jesus Christ than you will ever have. He is my best friend and He taught me faith without works is dead. whatever we reap, that also we will sow in life. repentance of sins I commit myself so I can be forgiven and never ever commit them again to hurt him. You have to let your light shine for others to see your example glorifies Jesus Christ or you are waffling in the wind. NO unclean thing can enter His kingdom. Be ye doers of His word and not hearers only.
---ashley on 9/12/07

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Jesus is the gate or door to heaven. In John 10:11 Jesus tells us He is the door (to Heaven). Unsaved man is spiritually DEAD and cannot find the door. They cannot even hear His voice (John 10:27, Rev. 3:20). Romans 3:11 and John 6:44 tells us that no man will seek the Lord. God tells us that He chose those (elect) to be saved before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:3-5)
---Ed_from_IL on 9/11/07

That there will be very few who will learn to make Him number one for real in their hearts and lives. there are many who call themselves Christian who are only that in name only. To walk "The Walk" takes surrendering to Jesus completely.
---Rowene on 9/11/07

Hi all! Jesus made salvation by works sound so hard that his disciples finally asked Him in despair, "Lord, who then can be saved?" Jesus, response was that with God all things are possible. The Apostle Paul later showed us how. -- God bless!
---John1944 on 9/11/07

Ashley - Do you accept what Jesus did on the cross as enough to get you into heaven.
Have you asked Him into your heart to be Both Lord and Savior?

Do you understand that Jesus Christ is God the only way to God is through the blood of Jesus. That this is the gospel of Jesus Christ for all mankind and not a special gospel given to a few people in some far off land. Utah.
---Andrea on 9/11/07

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Frank and cynthia, well said. all too often people shouting hallelujah, I am saved and condemn others follow the broad road. Jesus said you would know his sheep by their fruits. they will be the few that follow him in humility and meekness. the meek shall inherit the earth, not those boasting with pride, hate,arrogance, greed, etc. the scriptures say, let your light so shine before men. don't hide it in darkness or evil. our own example speaks volumes to those we tell about Jesus Christ.
---ashley on 9/11/07

Matthew 24:26,28

[26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not.

[28] For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

How can they know where the straight and narrow way is if they don't know what and where the secret chambers is, nor what is the carcase and who are the eagles?

By the scriptures as revealed by the Spirit.

---Frank on 9/10/07

Rich - why would you poison yout testimony with the 10C - which no man could follow.

They were made obsolete 'a dark way' to point you to the truth. Your a lousy sinner in need of a Savior.

If you could be good enough Jesus died in vain.
---Andrea on 9/10/07

That if you are following the herd and believe like most christians about grace and faith, and also refuse to keep the 'marriage covenant' (ten commandments) then you are not on the strait and narrow way.
---Rich on 9/10/07

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Before I am accused of posting on Psalm 50:2 to be arogant or a know it all I just want to say that every scripture should glorify Jesus Christ as the Son of God and not glorify man.
The Spirit of God reveals the things of God.
Few can teach what I asked, even though it does reveal every aspect of Christ I mentioned.
Some are honest in their walk with God but many will be taken in their craftiness when they find much was hidden from them and should have been spiritually discerned.

---Frank on 9/10/07


Thank you.

You are correct and many won't be willing to bear the reproach of the gospel when it leads them in a way that goes against the popular mainstream.
It's easy to follow a god that has a well loved doctrine that requires no effort or reproach.
What you mentioned are some of the ways in which daily judgment will seperate the wheat from the chaff and the sheep from the goats long before we appear at the judgment seat of Christ.

---Frank on 9/10/07

Jesus is the gate - we all go in single file. We all stand naked and ashamed. Narrow is the gate - you can't go in on your parents shoulders or your pastors promises.

We all answer for what we did or did not do. We all are rewarded accordingly. If you've accepted Christ's work on the cross He took your punishment! You must believe it, but believe too - when you see Him you will desperately wish you had done more to please Him. Even as He opens His arms wide to recieve you.....
---Andrea on 9/10/07


Your question blesses me.

Psalm 50:2
[2] Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Of all who claim to know him, who can share Christ as the Son of God from this scripture without playing word games and resorting to Pentecostal oneness doctrine?

Who can show the Father, the Son and the baptism of the Holy Ghost from this?

Who can show the word of God being spiritually discerned from this?

---Frank on 9/10/07

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1) Amen Frank...well said and so very true. I was pondering this scripture the other day after hearing about how many millions of people follow one church or another and they boast about the "large" following they have and how their way is the only way to salvation, but then God reminded me that "few" will find the narrow gate and enter what does this say about all those religions that have millions following them?
---Holly4jc on 9/10/07

2) Seems like they have found the wide gate and the broad way that leads to destruction and as Jesus said, many are going in by it. Certainly all those millions do not constitute the "few" that enter in. The "few" will not win any popularity contests because they will be swimming against popular so-called "Christian" teachings that bring in the millions, but they will be following and worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth.
---Holly4jc on 9/10/07

3) Jesus was not like one of the millions, He was in the "few" category and the people who preached the popular religious beliefs of His day hated Him...only the "few" truly followed and understood Him. I want to be one of the "few" and if people reject me for be it!
---Holly4jc on 9/10/07

Jesus said you are either for or against him, no in between. He said if ye love me keep my commandments. many prove they love satan more by indulging in the evils of the world. We are to be separate and live as an example of Jesus Christ. we can't tell christians today from the heathens they condemn. how are you separate. the bible is the word of God. many ignor or deny verses that condemn them so they can follow man and his doctrines. everyone wants the easy way. Jesus said endure in faith to the end.
---ashley on 9/10/07

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Personally, I think Jesus said just what he meant.

Few will find eternal life.

How can man find the straight gate when he doesn't know who that gate is?
How can they find the way when they don't know who that way is?

How many don't even think about how the scriptures declare Jesus to be the "way of righteousness", the "way of peace", the "high way of holiness"?

Rather than learn who he is many just believe what they want.
---Frank on 9/10/07

#2 Proverbs says there is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the end of those ways are death.

Sadly, many have rejected the belief that the word of God must be spiritually discerned and have chosen the way that seemeth right unto a man. Proverbs says that is a way that is right in their own eyes.
Not God's.

---Frank on 9/10/07

That Jeses requires all of YOU so that you are worthy of HIM. You cannot have one foot in the world and go to church on Sunday and think you are walking on the "narrow" road. You have to give up your love of this WORLD.
---jody_martin on 9/9/07

He was not saying it could not be found. What He was saying was few will bother going to trouble of believing or having the faith in Him to find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.

Most folks will take the easy way out.
---denna7667 on 9/9/07

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We should have no reason to be discouraged, or cast down if our personal relationship with Christ is not popular. Jesus said small is the gate. The true believers of Christ have always been small. We should not mind if we are thought of as peculiar or narrow-minded. It is better to enter into eternal life with a few, than into destruction with many. Andrea, yes I am a born again child of God. I have been for almost 10 years now, but Still have got a lot of maturing and growing to do!
---Cynthia on 9/9/07

cynthia,jesus was speaking of a life style.a life lived in cbidience and submission to the holy spirit. a life of crucifying the flesh,renewing the mind,a life of becoming more and more like jesus everyday.thats the straight and narrow path we must follow.for wide is the path that leads to death and destruction,but narrow is the path that leads to light and life.that where we get the saying walking the straight and narrow.
---tom2 on 8/26/07

Of this one thing I'm certain - we all stand alone before God.

There might be a long line but it is single file. There are no groups - no denominational gatherings - all the pentecostals are not going to be swept into heaven bc they are in the right church on the right day with the right food in their bellys.
If they don't have a heart cleansed with the grace God sealed in the Holy Spirit.

Have you asked Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior?
---Andrea on 8/25/07

He's talking about the way into heaven, since he is the way, many "claim" they know him , but he'll say "I never knew you..."
Few out of billions on this Earth will truly know & understand & follow Jesus. this is what he meant.
---candice on 8/25/07

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God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: As it is written, The just shall live by faith. In the way of righteousness is life, and in the path thereof there is no death. Exclusive unwavering faith in the atonement of Jesus is the door and the way.
---josef on 8/24/07

Truth isn't popular.
---robin8683 on 8/24/07

If you wish to find the straight and narrow gate weigh out the answers on these blogs. Take the multitudes as the wide gate to hell and the very,very few that are true and you will find the straight and narrow way. Expect to be hated as the Lord was and to be rejected for speaking the truth. Not by unbelievers, but so-called Christians. Carnal minds cannot discern spiritual things.
---Frank on 8/23/07

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. If you deny this and accept another way then you are going through the wide gate.

This makes me think that politically correct is not always correct.
---Marcia on 8/23/07

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Can a billion Muslims be wrong? a billion Catholics? Millions of Mormons?, Millions of JWs? Millions of fundamentalists? Most people today follow the crowd,but the "onus" is on the individual to find the right "path" to salvation!
---1st_cliff on 8/23/07

There will be many who will get saved. But a few of those people will endure til the end with Christ and make it into heaven. That is why Jesus said, many are called but a few are chosen.
---Rebecca_D on 8/23/07

I completely totally agree with Jim. Because there obviously is no physical narrow or wide gate this must be a parable, and of course it is. Jesus himself and he alone is the straight and narrow gate. All other ways taught of going to the father is heresy.
---Mima on 8/23/07

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