For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads
to life, and few are those that find it.
The words of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:14).
The Lord Jesus repeatedly declared in the gospels that few people find the narrow road that leads to life. Many people believe that they are traveling on that narrow road, but Christ said that vast numbers would be deceived, Not every one who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness. (Matthew 7:21).
Are you a religious person? Seeking answers to the great questions of eternity? Do you believe in heaven and hell? Jesus did. In fact, Jesus said far more about hell than he did about heaven. We invite you to explore:
Many today are offering a gospel which contains 4 easy steps to heaven.
We are dedicated to communicating to you the historic, biblical gospel of
Jesus Christ. What is the historic gospel of Jesus Christ? How does it differ
from what is being preached today? Today's gospel focuses on man, not God.
It might be called a man-centered theology. It appeals to man's selfishness
and desire for gain, while the true gospel of Jesus Christ calls men to
delf-denial for the glory of God. Jesus' gospel is a God-centered message
that exalts Him as Lord and honors God as the sovereign Lord of all creation.
This is one of the fundamental differences between the easy believism of
today and the True
Godliness the Bible speaks about.
The Apostle Paul warned Timothy that the time would come when many would depart from sound doctrine: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires; and will turn away from the truth, and will turn aside to myths. II Timothy 4:3-4. Have you ever read any sermons which were preached over 200 years ago to see if they are similar to today's gospel? We suggest you read from
and from the Second Great Awakening, from a man whom the Lord used for
the genuine conversion of over 30,000 souls
Do you know what God is like? Do you really understand what sin is? Have you ever been deeply convicted of sin and seen yourself as wicked, vile, and corrupt in your own eyes? Would you like to know what the Bible says about God and about sin? We recommend to you the following Bible studies:
Regeneration is a theological term which defines the radical change God
works in the hearts of men before they are capable of the exercise of genuine
faith. When the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to Nicodemus, a teacher of the Jews,
about regeneration, Nicodemus could not understand what the Lord was talking
about. Few today understand it either. Most teach that a person becomes
a Christian simply by repeating the words of a prescribed prayer. But there
is no precident for this in the entire word of God. The Lord Jesus once
told a man who asked him whether many people were being saved to "Strive
to enter in by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter
and will not be able" (Luke 13:24). God through the prophet Isaiah
commanded men to "Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him
while He is near" (Isaiah 55:6). Many other biblical passages also
speak about seeking God. We urge you to consider the biblical and historical
evidence for Seeking
God and also to read the testimony
of one who found life while seeking the Lord.
For further information on historic, biblical theology see:
The 1689 London Confession of Faith and the Institutes of the Christian Religion.
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