The Narrow Gate

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A Christian appearing on a talk show sought to present a Biblical worldview, stating that some things were “true” and “right” while others were “wrong.” The host angrily reacted, “You can’t stand there righteously and tell me you know what’s good for me…that there’s only one way for me to get to Heaven. Nobody is that smart.”

This host, like many in the world, rejected the idea that there is one “Truth” that applies to everyone. He denied that the Bible was God’s inspired Word or that we could know His will.

Like many, this talk show host was obsessed with “tolerance,” which he defined as meaning that everyone’s beliefs, values, lifestyles, and perceptions of truth are equal and that all truth is relative.

Many today believe that there is no “one way” to Heaven, and even some Christians are tempted by this philosophy. They think we should focus on love and tolerate whatever opinions people believe.

Yes, the Bible teaches us to love everyone. It points out that all of us know merely “in part” (1 Corinthians 13:12). But the Bible also says that God’s Word is true (Proverbs 30:5). It declares that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to the Father (John 14:6). And it says we, as His disciples, can know the truth and be set free (John 8:32).

This means we cannot be true followers of Jesus and believe that “all truth is relative.” That is not an option.

Jesus warned against taking the “broad” way. It may sound reasonable but “leads to destruction.” He called us to “enter through the narrow gate.” To follow Him, and Him alone.