“[The Narrow and Wide Gates] “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
This is a common verse used by legalistic and senseless people to justify that self-sacrifice or self-inflicted pain is good. These are lies from the pit of hell! What idiots would say that being poor in poverty, being sick with disease, and being honored in pain is the harder road in life; therefore, it is the holier path to heaven? With all due respect, when Jesus Christ is the One sacrifice for all, who needs your puny human sin-tainted self-sacrifice? Jesus has gotten rid of the curses of sin long ago on the cross. Don’t insult His sacrifice by saying that His blood is not enough and we, people in-Christ, still have to suffer.
What Jesus meant to say in these verses is that He is the only way to heaven. He is the only way to the Father. He is the only way to life! (John 14:6) Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way, which makes Him the narrow gate. Everything else in the world are considered the broad gate: when people resort to drugs for their problems, when people resort to adultery and immoralities for fill up their mundane meaningless life, when people resort to hurting others to make themselves feel important; all of these and everything apart from Jesus Christ are considered the broader gate. Among all the billions of people who have ever lived, be it Socrates, Einstein, Darwin, Gandalf the Gray, Oprah, etc. and among all the billions of practices that has ever been concocted by man’s blind pride: Feng Shui, Scientology, New Age lies, Yoga with Yogi Bear, Nanotechnology, exploding oil-rigs, etc.; nothing, no one can lead us to salvation. Only One Man, Only One sacrifice, Only One Name in all of creation can lead us to the Father – JESUS CHRIST!
Come to Him and go through the narrow gate and find Life!!!