One of the most sobering passages in the Bible is Matthew 7:13-14:"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."Think about this: if you had 100 apples and were going to give me a few of them, how many would you give me? Most people I ask this to say around (which is 7% of their apples).These words of Jesus talk about two metaphorical gates. One leads to heaven. One leads to hell. The gate to hell is wide. The road on the other side of the gate is also wide and easy to walk on. Many people will find this gate. On the other hand, the gate to heaven is narrow. The road on the other side is not easy. Few people will find this gate. According to this passage and our definition of “few”, only about 7% of all human beings will go through this gate.Both gates are there. Anyone can go through the gate to heaven. But sadly, most people (93% of them or so) will not look hard enough to find it. Or they will see the gate to heaven but will not choose it because the road on the other side is not easy. Or they won’t believe that it leads to where it says it leads. In any case, their eternity will not be pleasant.Jesus also said he is the only way to heaven (John 14:6). He is the narrow gate. Please follow Him.
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