A daily devotional by Dr. K. Neill Foster
for January 19, 2020
|Not Many Will Be Saved|
Text: "Someone asked him, 'Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?'" Luke 13:23.
Jesus' response was specific and exclusionary: "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to."
The road to heaven is a narrow road. The broad road is the one that leads to hell and destruction.
It is a human trait in Christendom as a whole to assume that everyone is going to be saved, that everyone is going to heaven. Probably it is the fruit of a relativistic age-- certainly it is human nature. After a person dies, everyone wants to say a good word about the deceased, and all too often amateur theologians, responding with soft sentimentality, commit gross heresy.
If you happen to be uneasy with such clarity-- such stark choices-- you are in the wrong religion. Buddhism is what you want-- but be prepared to find that Buddha too is dust. He is no match at all for the living resurrected Christ.