Can You Explain Matthew 7:13-14?
We read in Matthew 7:13-14:
Enter ye in at the strait [that is, compressed] gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The narrow gate is the Lord Jesus Christ.
We read in Acts 4:
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The only name for salvation is Jesus. Mankind has come up with a thousand different plans of how they think they can get right with God, they have all kinds of religions and gospels, but there is only one way to become right with God, and that is through Jesus Christ.
We have to trust Him.
He is the only one who could have paid for our sins; He became sin for us.
Only God can give us the faith to believe and trust and the faith is a result of the fact that God has saved us. God says “and few there be that find it.” The Bible speaks of the body of believers as a remnant, just a tiny part of the whole.