why does Jesus say this?
Many people choose temporary, earthly pleasure over the self-sacrifice required in following Jesus. The narrow gate is ignored. Most people would rather create their own religions and design their own gods. So it was with sorrow, not discrimination, that Jesus declared that the road to eternal life is “narrow, and only a few find it.”
The gate to heaven is “narrow” in the sense of having a particular requirement for entrance—faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is found only in the Person of Jesus Christ; He is the only way (John 14:6). The “wide” gate is non-exclusive; it allows for human effort and all other of the world’s religions.
It symbolizes the way Christians must live, which a difficult path compared to the smooth, easy way of the world.
It is not easy to go on the path of faith. Because we are sinners. Our sins cause God to be far from us and we do not want to go the way of God. But there is life in God’s way and salvation. There are times when it is too hard for us to go that way for our sins, and we want to flee to the world again. But when we go about that way silently, we must know that we have life and God’s greatness.
Yes. As what Jesus has told the disciples: the way to perish, it is wide, but the way to eternal life, it is narrow.
I think so. Because the Bible says so. But I still can not explain very clearly why.
Because we have sin, so it’s difficult for us to abandon our sin to go to heaven. But Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Through Jesus, we can come to God. And the one who is justified by God will go the path of sanctification which also needs the grace of God to wash our sin habits day by day.
No, Jesus never say the way to Heaven is narrow. What Jesus say is this:
'Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one can come to the Father except through Him.
Jesus commands that we carry our cross and follow Him.
We must hate our own lives on this earth, and all those we hold dear in comparison to how much we love God.
Otherwise, we cannot be saved and have eternal life.
That’s the short answer. How many of us like the idea of being outcasts from society, being persecuted and perhaps jailed or worse? Yet this is part of the path of Christ.
That is why the way to Heaven is narrow.
Yes, and our lord Jesus says so.
The world teaches us how to enjoy our life, and there are too many ways for doing this—the way is wide. HOWEVER, our Lord teaches us how to live our life according to God’s will and enter the heaven He prepared. The way is narrow and only Jesus is the way! To know Jesus and to obey God’s will is the only way to enter heaven.
Yeah，The way to Heaven is narrow, I hope you can read the book the journey. It will give you a clear and full answer.