Matthew 7:13-14 reads:
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
In my journey to sincerely become a Christian, this verse floored me. At first, I thought it was powerful and instructive. I thought God was speaking to me. I felt special and that I was one that was on the narrow road.
Then I thought some more. The implications of this verse are unmistakable – God creates souls he knows will burn in eternal fire and suffering, and few will make it into Heaven. Here are some verses from the gospel of John supporting this:
John 6:44 – No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
John 6:65 – He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.”
If you can stand it, listen to what this lunatic says about it. This sermon was the beginning of the end of my short-lived Christian faith.