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The Narrow Way Is The Only Way!
by Brian Price 12/14/2005

"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
The big lie that seeps through every crack in our American society is that every way is the right way. Every religious belief is just fine no matter what! Well that kind of thinking is no different than saying that every road leads to Kansas. It's totally absurd and untrue. To get to Kansas, you need to get on the road that leads there, not the road that leads elsewhere. If you're trying to go north, you don't get on the southbound lane. It's totally illogical thinking.

However, those of us who claim that there's only one road to Heaven are labeled as "narrow minded." Say what you will, but as for me, that's the perfect description because Jesus was also NARROW MINDED. He spoke very clearly on which road leads to heaven (John 14:6). The majority of people in his day didn't like that, in fact they hated that! It's no wonder the crowd voted to have a murderer set free from being crucified instead of Jesus. They didn't like that narrow path to heaven. They wanted to justify themselves that they didn't need a savior. The Pharisees wanted to justify themselves that they were blameless according to the law. But just like all roads don't lead to Kansas, they tried to take the southbound lane north to heaven.

The majority has often been wrong. Take for instance, Noah. It just so happens that only 8 people were right, while the rest of the world was totally wrong! Noah was a narrow minded person, believing God instead of man.

"By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." - Hebrews 11:7
Take Lot for example too. Though his whole city was engaging in sodomy (homosexuality) and fornication (sex outside of marriage), he alone escaped with his 2 daughters while God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha.
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." - Jude 1:7
Guess you could say they were "narrow minded" too, right? The truth is, most people will never even come close to the narrow road. The Bible says that "...FEW there be that find it (Matt. 7:14)." When someone asked Jesus if there are few that are saved, he responded and said, "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able (Luke 13:24)." That means, strive to enter the correct way, through Jesus alone!

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but hardly anybody wants to take the correct route to get there. They'd rather jump fences, and climb through windows, rather than just going through the door (John 10:1). God calls those people thieves and robbers. Just go through the door! Just take the narrow path! Jesus Christ is the answer. Only he is the way, the narrow way.

I remember watching Larry King Live when that Asian tsunami hit and killed over 200,000 people, and seeing this Roman Catholic priest give this long lecture on how God is all loving and that there are many ways to heaven, and how all religions are equal and good. After he was done speaking, a Buddhist monk got on and started talking about how all of us can unite together in some peaceful way, reassuring the viewers that all religions are good and wonderful. I thought I was going to throw up. It just makes me sick to hear lies like that. It makes me wonder if people like that truly know or understand what they are saying.

God is not some all loving, all tolerant, all ignorant creator. He knows each and every heart of every single person, and he knows for a fact that we all do not deserve even a taste of heaven. He is an almighty and all merciful God who made a way (Jesus) when there was no way!

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." - Galatians 6:7
Imagine if the whole world was wrong about God. Imagine if there really is only a narrow way to heaven. Then that would mean anyone who did not receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior would go to hell! That's a pretty narrow road. That would mean every person of every religion outside of faith in Jesus Christ alone would go straight to an eternity in hell! God is very serious. He doesn't want anyone to go to hell, and that's why he sent Jesus, his Son. God made a way for man to get to him, when man could not make a way to get to God. Jesus Christ is the road that connects man with his final destination, heaven. Just as all roads do not lead to Kansas, not all roads or religions lead to heaven. Only faith, or total trust, in Jesus alone will put a person on the right path in the right direction.
"[Jesus Christ] Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." - Acts 4:12
Call me narrow minded, but God made a narrow way THE only way (Jesus Christ)! So get off the highway to hell, and get on the straight path to heaven right now! Eternal life is a free gift!
"...let God be true, but every man a liar." - Romans 3:4

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