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Is the Narrow Gate a Warning to Strive Better?

Posted by: admin on Tue, Sep 4, 2012

Some think if you sin your lost but read differant scriptures on Salvation to see what God's Grace is----

 the following passages on July 18, 2011:sent to us by Bible Loving Bill, we thank him for sharing this message and say go to some of his links below for many new studies he presents for our spiritual growth.Have a open mind to take away the good parts for your spirit to learn.Amen


Luke 13:23-30

23 And one said to Him, “Lord, are the ones being saved few?”

 And He said to them,

24 “Strive to enter in at the narrow gate.

 For I say to you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able.

25 And once the Master of the house has risen up and has shut the door,

 and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying,

 ‘Lord, Lord, open to us’,

 and He shall answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you; from where are you’;

26 then you shall begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence,

 and You have taught in our streets.’

27 But He shall say, ‘I tell you, I do not know you; from where you are.

 Depart from Me, all workers of unrighteousness!

28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you will see

 Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God,

 and yourselves being thrust out.

29 And they will come from the east and the west,

 and from the north and the south,

 and will recline in the Kingdom of God.

30 And behold, there are last ones which will be first,

 and there are first ones which will be last.’”


Matthew 7:13-14

13 Go in through the narrow gate,

 for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,

 and many there are who go in through it.

14 Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way which leads to life,

 and there are few who find it.


Isaiah 35:8-10

 8 And a highway shall be there, and a way,

 and it shall be called, “The Way of Holiness”.

 The unclean shall not pass over it. But He shall be with them;

 the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err in it.

 9 No lion shall be there, nor any beast of prey shall go up on it;

 it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.

10 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return and come to Zion

 with songs and everlasting joy on their heads;

 they shall obtain joy and gladness,

 and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


Numbers 20:17

Let us pass, I pray you, through your country.

 We will not pass through a field, nor through a vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of a well.

 We will go by the king's highway.

 We will not turn to the right hand nor to the left until we have passed your borders.


Philippians 3:17-21

Apostle Paul wrote,

17 Brothers (and sisters), be imitators together of me,

 and mark those who walk this way, for you have us for a pattern.

18 (For many are walking, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even weeping,

 as the enemies of the cross of Christ;

19 whose end is destruction,

 whose god is their belly,

 and whose glory is in their shame,

 those who mind Earthly things.)

20 For our citizenship is in Heaven,

 from which also we are looking for The Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ,

21 Who shall change our body of humiliation

 so that it may be fashioned like His glorious body,

 according to the working of His power,

 even to subdue all things to Himself. (See 1 Corinthians 15:35-58.)


1 Corinthians 5

 1 On the whole it is reported that there is fornication among you,

 and such fornication as is not even named among the nations,

 so as one to have his father's wife.

 2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned,

 so that he who has done this deed may be taken from your midst.

 3 For as being absent in body but present in spirit, I indeed have judged already

 as though I were present concerning him who worked out this thing;

 4 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 when you are gathered together, with my spirit;

 also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 5 to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,

 so that the spirit may be saved in the Day of The Lord Jesus.

 6 Your boasting is not good.

 Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven

 so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened.

 For also Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

 8 Therefore let us keep the feast;

 not with old leaven,

 nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness,

 but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 9 I wrote to you in the letter not to associate intimately with fornicators;

10 yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world,

 or with the covetous, or extortioners,

 or with idolaters;

 for then you must go out of the world.

11 But now I have written to you not to associate intimately,

 if any man called a brother

 and is either

 a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater,

 or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;

 with such a one not to eat.

12 For what is it to me to also judge those who are outside?

 Do you not judge those who are inside?

13 But God judges those who are outside.

 Therefore put out from you the evil one.


Hebrews 12:12-15

12 Because of this, straighten up the hands which hang down and the enfeebled knees.

13 And make straight paths for your feet,

 lest that who is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow

 peace with all,

 and holiness,

 without which no one shall see The Lord;

15 looking diligently lest any fail of the grace of God,

 or lest any root of bitterness springing up disturb you, and by it many are defiled,


Galatians 6:1-5 & 10

 1 Brothers, if a man (or woman) is overtaken in a fault,

 you the spiritual ones restore such a one in the spirit of meekness,

 considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.

 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so you will fulfill the Law of Christ.

 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

 4 But let each one prove his own work,

 and then he alone will have a boast in himself, and not in another.

 5 For each one will bear his own load.

 9 But we should not lose heart in well-doing,

 for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint.

10 So then as we have time, let us work good toward all,

  especially toward those of the household of faith.

Recently I heard via the radio a message of the late J. Vernon McGee state that if people really read the Sermon on the Mount, they will seek Jesus Christ because of what He did for our Salvation and what He is doing now via the Holy Spirit. The Sermon of the Mount tells about God's standards of righteousness and it is legalism to try to live such without being born again and Holy Spirit led (living Proverbs 3:5-6). There are denominations that most just emphasize the Sermon of the Mount (like the Mendonites and Amish).


But true Christians will enjoy being part of the Great Commission. Ephesians 2:10 follows Ephesians 2:8-9. And Jesus Christ said that if we love Him, we will keep His teachings (or commandments). He came to Earth to show unselfish love compassion and also how we can avoid and go against temptations. We need to be better examples to those of the world. Rougher times are ahead and many will seek the knowledge we have of God's wonderful truths. All of my Bible study tools are at: . They don't have commentary because they are logically formatted and sometimes have thought-provoking questions.

Living for God,
Bible lover Bill
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