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. Matthew 7:13-14
We live in a world and culture today where everyone thinks they are going to Heaven. When people die , usually everyone assumes they went to Heaven, even if they never mentioned Christ in their entire life. Well this is exactly the opposite of what Jesus taught. Jesus said “Very few will find the narrow path to Heaven” of course I’m paraphrasing there. But Jesus is explicit, very few are actually going to get saved in the grand scheme of the world
Now when you understand this, not only should this be shocking but it should scare you also. According to Christ the majority of the world is going to end up in Hell, why? Because broad is the way that leads to destruction. If you follow the ways of the world it’s going to lead you to the destruction of your soul. The problem is most people are too distracted or simply don’t care about their soul. Most people give no thought to the afterlife or their spiritual world at all, they are focused on “feeding the flesh” and that’s it. That’s why Jesus said “Man can’t live on bread alone” (Matthew 4:4)
Jesus is clear , He is the only way to salvation (John 14:6), Christ is referencing himself as the “Narrow Path”, why? Because you only have one choice, Christ alone or death. Now you might say Well that’s unfair of God to give me no options, No the fair thing or justified thing would just send everyone to Hell. Sounds harsh , but the penalty fits the crime. We have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23) Anyone who says they are without sin deceives ourselves, and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8)
The reality is God loves us enough to pay the penalty for our sins in Jesus Christ, to give us salvation. So the only way to get salvation is the Narrow Path, Jesus Christ. The Lord never had to die for you, yet He did it anyway because He loves you. But the majority of the world , the Broad Path, will reject all these warnings and continue on their road to destruction.
Jesus said “ I AM The Gate , whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9) Will you walk the Narrow Path? Will you enter The Gate? Or will you continue your pursuit of worldly lust that leads to the Broad Road of Destruction? The choice is yours, if you care about your soul, if you care about eternal life, if you care about God, follow the Narrow Path, Jesus Christ, Amen!