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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Mt 7:14 For strait [is] the gate. What is it, Augustine asks, that makes this gate so small to us? It is not that it is "strait", or narrow, in itself, but that we want to take in our pride, our self-will, our darling sins. Few there be that find it. It has been to be sought. The reason that men do not find it is not because it is hard to find, but because they prefer to walk in the broad way.
Thomas Gathman's comment on 2013-04-17 18:41:06:
God said it.....and he is not fooling!!!
ALONZO SMITH's comment on 2013-03-20 14:54:53:
I think if you believe in Jesus Christ and believe that he died on the cross, for you and me, and confess that he is lord, and work toward the mark, and live with in him and follow the path of righteousness. That is all that we ought to do.
Theodore A. Jones's comment on 2011-04-08 15:58:26:
"It is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13 The small narrow gate into God's kingdom is actually law that has been added to the law by Jesus' crucifixion. Salvation from the penalty of sin is predicated upon the faith to obey this added law. The gospel of God explains the Way to obey this law, but no contemporary church's gospel is the gospel of God. That is why only a few find the gate.
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