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In Touch 10-10-04

  • 2004 Oct 10

In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Sunday October 10, 2004
The Only Door To Heaven
Matthew 7:13-14

In society today, the push to become more open-minded is forced upon us daily. We are asked to be more open-minded about a number of issues. And when society's issues don't line up with God's Word, Christians grow especially uncomfortable.
So, how do you stand up to someone who thinks your faith is narrow-minded? It's not easy, but if you really stand for what you confess, then the answer is easily found in the words of Jesus: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and broad that leads to destruction" (v. 13).
Opponents of the Christian faith bombard Christians with comments like, "You Christians are so narrow-minded." Christians know it's not narrow-minded, just a narrow way.
The eternal hope for salvation is narrow because Jesus said so. Is God narrow-minded? No, the vastness of God is far beyond our comprehension. But the way He made for us to be restored unto Him and forgiven of our sins is narrow.
What distorts thinking by non-believers' is this: they think by being broad-minded they are in tune with truth. The truth is narrow and there's no broad-mindedness allowed in it.
Jesus said there's only one way to Heaven, and that comes through confessing our sins to God and believing Jesus is the Son of God who died to take away the sins of the world.

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