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The Straight And Narrow Way
A plain warning by Jesus Christ:
"7:13 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:
"Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city"
Many people are familiar with the verses quoted above. But those verses were not the complete lesson. They were the "what" of the "how" and "why" that the Messiah then explained:
"7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
True Christianity is not a "come as you are" and "do as you please" proposition. Those who, in effect, expect Christ to obey their anti-Christ "Christian" ideas and doctrines have a rebuke coming.
"7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
The "gate" that the Son of God described refers to the future entrance to the Kingdom of God, the place where salvation will be granted to those who truly repent (see How To Be A True Christian Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 6, Lesson 7, Lesson 8, Lesson 9, and Lesson 10; also The True Christian Holy Days Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 6, Lesson 7 and Holy Day Calendar).
"21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." (Revelation 21:27 KJV)
Fact Finder: How and why is it that the journey toward salvation happens at different times for different people? Why will the first resurrection (that will occur on the day of Christ's return) be to spirit, while the second resurrection (which will occur 1,000 years after the first resurrection) will be physical?