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The broad way and the narrow way

Jesus spoke of the broad way and the narrow way as two ways of living on earth.   He urges us to choose the narrow way which leads to eternal life.


13 Enter by the narrow gate;
for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,
and there are many who go in by it.
14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life,
and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13-14

Jesus taught that people are either on the road to life (eternal life in heaven); or they are on the road to destruction, (eternal damnation in hell).  There are no alternatives.

The way to eternal life is often called:-

  1. The straight and narrow - meaning a life governed by high morals.   It is "straight" as opposed to crooked... the straight ways of the Lord
    .                             Acts 13:10 

    ... that you (Christians) may become ... children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
    .                             Philippians 2:15
    and it is narrow because choices must be moral ones.
  2. The strait and narrow - these terms come from the old King James Bible which refers to the gate being "strait"Enter ye in at the strait gate ....
    Because strait is the gate ....  
    .         Matthew 7:13,14  - King James Bible
    , that is restricted, constrained and the "narrow" way once through the gate.


How to be WISE

Too narrow?

ways_q But the narrow way of life is not worth living! No  drunkenness, no free sex, no illicit drugs; no fun! Your God must be mean.

ways_aSatan would have you believe that lie.  The truth is God is goodThe LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.
.                             Psalm 145:9
and what He restricts is not good for us... No good thing will He (God) withhold From those who walk uprightly.
.                             Psalm 84:11
.  Also, life with Jesus now is joy and peace These things I (Jesus) have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
.                             John 15:11

These things I (Jesus) have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. …
.                             John 16:33

Just look to Jesus and focus on your eternal destination For I (Apostle Paul) consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
.                             Romans 8:18
and you will willingly put up with any temporary trial on earth.

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way_slifeLife today presents us with many choices as seen in the drawing.  At first glance, they all seem different ways, but with more careful examination there are only two possible destinations, life or death!  Don't be fooled by the broad way, the many ways of going to hell.

Choose wisely,
it's your soul!
Eternal life can only be gained by choosing the narrow way, the strait (constrained) way, the difficult way. Make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior today.  Begin a new life with Him that will last for eternity and give you joy and peace.

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Produced by Monash Christian Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia. Author Pastor Bill Wheaton 2012. This document may be freely reproduced and used for non-profit evangelism provided that it is unchanged and carries this credit. Scriptures are quoted from the New King James Translation of the Bible unless otherwise noted.