For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
— MATTHEW 7:14 —
Heber Torres: Berea Seminary | Spain
I’m sure you’ve heard many times the phrase, “All roads lead to Rome.” Many have been seduced by the succulent proposal behind this statement and have applied it to all spheres of life, even to the final destiny of souls. With the hope of having a clear conscience, some believe that any decision they make in terms of “being right with God” is equally legitimate, yet believing that is no guarantee. Pray that in this era of religious pluralism and moral relativism, the gospel’s message will resound stronger than ever. In the same way that all roads do not lead to Rome, not all paths lead to eternal life. In the middle of His speech about the kingdom, Jesus does not even consider the countless alternative routes. He narrows it down to only two options: the broadway and the narrow way. He who presents Himself as that narrow way—the way—warns His audience against the dangers of taking the broadway. Many fall prey to it, and it leads to destruction. Jesus also tells His listeners that the narrow way is hard to find. Indeed, few find it. It should sadden our hearts to think of the many people who walk in the broadway, whose only destination is destruction. Likewise, it should compel us to proclaim the only and sufficient Savior to those around us. Pray that in this era of religious pluralism and moral relativism, the gospel’s message will resound stronger than ever. Indeed, “to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life” (John 6:68).