Over the last 12 months or so I’ve made it a policy to not use my blogging opportunities to cover controversial topics within the realm of Christianity. For right or wrong I am, quite frankly, tired of the arguing. A good case in point is the authority of the 1611 authorized version of the KingRead more about Why I No Longer Argue about the King James Bible[…]
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matt. 7:13-14)
As a Christian believer, what does this Scripture reference mean to you? Most of us with a basic understanding know it to be a reference to the gospel message of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus. But I challenge you to read the entire seventh chapter of Matthew for a little context. Why? Because what Jesus said in verses 13 and 14 is about more than just the salvation of the soul. It’s also about bearing the fruit of Christianity after the initial salvation experience.
I know New York City. I know it like the back of my hand; inside and out, up and down, all around too. After all, I lived most of my life in Rochester, NY. And I even visited the Big Apple in ’82 and again in 2000. I’ve driven right past the Twin Towers; I’ve taken a ferry across the river; I’ve seen Rockefeller Center at Christmas and even had dinner with Kevin Klein on Broadway. I know New York.