The pathway to heaven
Matt. 7:13-14 says, “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.”
There are but two ways in which mankind can travel: the one narrow, that leads to life and salvation and the other broad and wide, which leads to hell and destruction. But because of the difficulties on the way to salvation, and the easiness of the way to hell and destruction, only few walk in the one, but so many in the other. Our Lord Jesus Christ here made a comparison of the pathways to heaven and hell.
The words straight, and strait, have very different meanings. The word straight is very wide, smooth, and open, this is the way to destruction and multitude travels it. The multitude actually would wish to be in heaven at the end of their life, but because it would require effort and thought, they considered it very inconvenient to follow. The straightway allows all kinds of things on its way; it gives no check to appetites or passions. It does not care whether you are on micro skimpy skirt or clothes that flaunt your breast. It does not matter whether the attachments on your head stretch to your legs or stop at the neck, or whether you are rich or poor, what matters is that your name is not in the Book of life and therefore you are condemned. That is why there is a large company on this way.
The strait road on the other hand, which is the way to heaven, is narrow and difficult to enter. It is constricted and few go there and are seen travelling in solitude and singularity. The pathway to Heaven is not for the carefree person neither is it a place for the halfhearted. What qualifies anybody on this pathway is his/her relationship with the Creator. Thus, the qualification is righteousness and holiness in Christ Jesus. If you must be on this way, you must keep the body under control from riotous life and resist daily temptations. Nothing sinful or unclean enters the road, including whatever that works abomination, or makes a lie, or he who turns the grace of God into lasciviousness or holds and propagates false doctrines.
Rev. 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” The fearful, such that for fear of suffering disowned Jesus, and rejected the grace of God that has come to mankind. The unbelievers, such that have sat under the dispensation of the gospel, but have rejected our Lord Jesus Christ, and have refused to come unto Him that they might have life. Those that do not believe the great work of God in The Lord’s Chosen shall never be found on the road to heaven. Also the abominable, such as live in the practice of sins against nature, sodomy, lesbianism, homosexuals, and such uncleanness as renders them abominable in the sight of God and man. The abominable includes those women that put on men’s clothes and vice versa as stated in the Holy Book of the Bible.
Deut. 22:5 says, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Women that wear trousers or any of the men’s clothes whether they consent to the fact or not, shall have no business being on the road to heaven.
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