Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One of the Many?

Read the scripture quote given in the previous post (Matt 24: 3-14), take special note of the word "many" and see what the word is being applied to.

In summary it refers to many deceivers (of various types) and many who will be deceived and fall away.

Can we grasp what that means?

What greater encouragement do we need to make sure that we keep our eyes on Jesus and that we keep faithful to His word - to ensure that we are NOT one of the many.

"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." (Matt 7:13-4)


David C Brown said...

Thankfully we can know that the Son of man acme to "give himself a ransom for many".

Not that I want to detract from your solemn word.

Onesimus said...

What you said in no way detracts from my "solemn word".

1 Tim 2: 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all men.

There is a sad truth to be found between this and what Jesus said about few finding the narrow gate.

It is not necessary for any to be condemned – but many will be.