The Narrow Way to Life

Posted on December 20, 2011


Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. – Matthew 7:13-14

I’ll Be Honest features a penetrating call to repentance by Dr. Steven Lawson in the following video (transcript below):

Transcript:

The fact that this is a narrow gate

requires repentance,

it requires leaving your baggage behind.

It requires leaving behind the love of sin

and the love of the world

and love of self.

Jesus said if any man shall come after Me,

he must deny himself

and take up a cross

and follow after Me.

There is no way to come through this Narrow Gate

except you strip down

and strip away

all self-sufficiency

and all self-righteousness

and you humble yourself and you come

as a little child

into the kingdom of heaven.

And it is a narrow gate whereby you can only come one at a time.

You can’t come in a group.

You’re going to have to peal off from the group,

you’re gonna have to break off from the pack,

you’re gonna have to break even from your family

and come one at a time to the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is calling

everyone under the sound of His invitation

to leave where they are

and to leave what they are

and to come immediately to Him

and enter to through the Narrow Gate.

You need to know that the Gospel is a command,

and you will either live in obedience or disobedience

to this Christ who is calling you

to enter through the Narrow Gate,

and to fail to respond to this Gospel

is to commit the greatest sin under heaven.

It is to trample under foot the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ,

and it is to insult the Spirit of Grace

who would be convicting.

To say no to the Gospel of Christ

is to commit the greatest sin.

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