Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Matthew 7:14

But small is the gate
and narrow the road
that leads to life
and only a few find it

It seems to me we've done a pretty good job, as evangelical Christians, of affirming the first line of this verse. We've made it clear that we believe Jesus is the only gate to God. But it also seems to me that we've done, especially in the Americas, a pretty lousy job of affirming the second line. We allow tons of people to call themselves Christians even though they pretty much take their own roads. We don't stand up against sin among believers. But the door is the end. The road is the means. Can we really find the end without the means? How many of us will? It sounds like only a few. But other verses seem more optimistic. What do you think of this verse?

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I am with you on this. Too many American "Christians" are caught up in following teachers who tickle their ears, and lead them down the wide path of destruction. Our preachers need to point us to the Truth, not entertain us with witty anecdotes. Scripture needs to guide us completely, not be used to back up our own opinions.