Why is God’s way the narrow way?

Walkway near Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand

Question: Why is God’s way the narrow way?
Answer: Because there is only one truth. While lies are plenty, there can only be one truth.

e.g.,

  • 1+1 = 2. (Narrow path)
  • 1+1=3 (Wide path)
  • 1+1=4 (Wide path)
  • 1+1=5 (Wide path)
  • and so on…

This is a simplistic answer of course. A car for example could be both red and blue meaning that two things are true, however it is still a singular truth when you express the whole truth that it is both red and blue. Green, yellow, and all the other colours are wrong in this example. The point being, there is practically an infinite amount of wrong answers and a narrow set of correct answers in comparison.

The narrow path is not narrow to limit the amount of people that travel it, it is just that it’s the true path that leads to life. There are many ways you can travel down the wide path to destruction, but the true path is singular and perfect.

Photo taken in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand.

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    Profile photo of bodhitharta bodhitharta 
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    BRILLIANT!!!

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    Profile photo of kerwin kerwin 
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    T8,

    Doesn’t Jesus tell his students to try hard to get through the narrow gate?

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    Profile photo of t8 t8 
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    Thanks Bod.

    Yes Kerwin we should try hard to enter the narrow way. We should seek the truth with all our heart. We should love God first and mankind as we love ourselves.

    There are perhaps an infinite amount of ways we can err. We need to be always mindful because we can easily slip and fall.

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    The way of Jesus admits one man at a time.

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    Profile photo of t8 t8 
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    And there is room for tens of billions. But men generally ran from the light when it came into the darkness.

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi t8,

    And there are no family group passes or any denominational access.

    You can bring nothing that contributes to your salvation.

    No works but only repentance and emptiness.

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    Profile photo of t8 t8 
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    Agreed. If a man rejects God, then he rejects love, life, and truth. God does not force anyone to live eternally with him if they have rejected him. He is not willing that any should perish, but he cannot make us love him. So our will can override his. We can perish even though he is not willing that we should perish.

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    Profile photo of kerwin kerwin 
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    T8,

    Why did the disciples ask Jesus who then can be saved?

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    Profile photo of t8 t8 
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    Jesus was talking about the difficulty of walking the true path. It is easy for men to start in faith and then fall away. However, he also basically said  while it passes human power, it doesn’t surpass divine power. Further, we know from elsewhere in scripture that if we sow in the flesh we reap destruction and if we sow in the spirit we reap life eternal. There is nothing puzzling about his words that we have not already heard from Paul and other apostles.

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi KW,

    Whosoever wishes to save his own life will lose it.

    Salvation is all by grace

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Jesus spoke twice about a narrow gate and once about a narrow way[Mt7, lk 13]

    They are different

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    Seek ye first the kingdom is about entering the gate/door.

    But walking in the Spirit is a lifelong task.

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    The way of Jesus is to submit to God and repent, be cleansed and filled with the Spirit, appointed unto service to Jesus Christ and His Father.

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    Profile photo of NickHassan NickHassan 
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    Hi,

    1Jn 2.6

    “..the one who says he abides in him ought himself to walk in the same manner as he walked”

    Coll 2.6

    “therefore as you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walk in him..”

    Gal5.16-25

    ” but I say walk by the Spirit….let us also walk by the Spirit”

    Eph 5.2

    “..walk in love..”

     

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    All true Nick.

    🙂

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