K Neill Foster

Daily Doctrine

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.


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