Not long ago I was speaking to some people about whats in the Bible, and one of the ladies said to me "the way you talk, you'll be the only one in heaven." So I said "I have'nt mentioned myself at all." When you confront people with what the bible says, ALL OF IT, not just the parts they want to pick and choose, they get uncomfortable. When you quote Matt 7:14 to people, they begin to squirm, then the personal attacks start.
Matt 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: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
I did'nt write that ^^^^ Jesus did, yet I've had a couple people say the same thing, accusing me as though I had written it. The high standards don't stop there in Matt 7:13-14, they are throughout the bible, why are people so uncomfortable with the idea of living sinless lives? They love their sin..... This does'nt mean we are perfect, but it does mean we STRIVE FOR PERFECTION. We want to be like our Father and Lord Jesus, RIGHT? Because we love Him? Yea
Matt 7:21Not 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. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
You want to upset some so called christians? point out to them that only "so called christians" would both 1. Call Jesus Lord, and 2. Be told "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Atheists, satanists etc don't call Jesus Lord. Just reading Matt 7 to so called Christians can start the personal insults flying your way FAST.
Since we started, why stop there? Matt 25, the parable of the virgins, only half of them make it in, the rest are told Matt 25:11"Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not." That's one out of EVERY 2 DONT MAKE IT IN, and those are the good odds. Typically things looks much worse. Reading through the history of Israel, we see time after time, the Lord punishing the majority, and only a REMNANT remain.
Be ready to lose 'friends' when you are ready to speak the truth to people:
A REMNANT is the message of the entire Bible, a few make it in. Read your bibles, don't shoot the messenger because you don't like the message. We live in a world full of lies, wickedness and deceit, especially in the so called christian church. You wondering anymore why Jesus said he would vomit out the church of laodicea? He is sickened and nauseated by todays so called churchianity. Where's the love? Where's the truth? Where's righteousness? Where is faithfulness? Today's harlot of a church is the polar opposite of everything Jesus expects from His church, you still wondering why only a few make it into heaven?
In Noah's day there was a remnant of eight souls. In Sodom there was a remnant of four souls reduced to three. Of the 600,000 men of war who departed Egypt, only two made it to the Promised Land. Of the twelve spies only two were God's men. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and other prophets speak frequently of the remnant of Israel related to their return from captivity and otherwise. In the beginning of Romans 11, Paul calls up the case of Elijah. Elijah thought he was the only man of God left in Israel. God corrected him, telling Elijah there were 7,000 followers of God in Israel. That is a lot more than one. Yet 7,000, even if Israel then numbered only 700,000, would only be one percent of the population. Paul says, "Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace" (11:5). And what is Paul's prayer and hope in the entire section? Paul's labor regarding his brethren in the flesh was that he "might save some of them" (11:14). "Some of them." Paul knew, just as Jesus taught, that "Narrow is the way which leads unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt. 7:14).
It would be great if most people got in, but that's not how the bible reads to me. It does'nt give me any pleasure to say that only a few will make it, because I did'nt say that, Jesus did. We are ambassadors, representing another kingdom, one not of this world. But our kingdom IS coming, and soon. Thy kingdom come and thy will be done Lord, on earth just as it is in heaven AMEN. grace and peace