13 Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,6 and there are many who go in that way.
14 Because narrow is the gate and compressed is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.7 [From the Word of the Lord within: "Few will be saved because of their love of life. You must lose your life to save it; you must hate your life to lose your life." The narrow way is to die daily as you carry your cross, denying your own desires and following (obeying) the Lord's orders to repent that He speaks to you as you wait on Him.]
23 And someone said to him, "Lord, are there only a few who will be saved?" And he said to them,
24 "Strive to enter in at the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter, and will not be able to.3 [Is saying the sinner's prayer, getting dunked in water, and eating bread/drinking grape juice, the narrow, difficult way that many would try to enter and be unable? No, because the instant, presumed salvation of Christendom's deficit sects is a make-believe salvation, fables, lies, deceptions — it is the wide and broad way that leads to destruction. The deficit sects of Christendom have totally lost the narrow, true way that few will find. From the Word of the Lord within: "Narrow, indeed, is the way. Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Few will find it. Men have stopped trying. They have plunged themselves into iniquity."]
|Proverbs 14:12,16:25,21:2 |
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of it is the way of death.
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its ends are the ways of death.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD examines the hearts.