The Christian Church (up until most recently in the year 2005? or so) has always had a strong view against homosexuality/homosexual behavior. And because of this, church attendance in years past hasn’t been very popular. But now with the changing societal norms and being gay being the so-called “in” thing now (or so it “seems”, anyways), many Christian churches have now followed suit and now claim it’s “OK” to be actively gay and allows openly homosexuals to marry and be clergy members WITHIN the church! And that, in and of itself, is an abomination and goes directly AGAINST the written word of God in the bible!
In wanting to gain more converts and more pews filled, the Church has seemingly become more “world-friendly” in its stance on sin, proclaiming false things like “it’s OK to be an active homosexual” and “there’s no such thing as sin, since Jesus Christ ALREADY died on the cross for our sins” and “once saved, always saved”. But tell me. Is the holy bible like going through a Burger King drive-thru? Metaphorically speaking, is it okay to order the tomato without the lettuce, the lettuce without the tomato, cheese and pickle but no onion on the hamburger, etc? Just like that wouldn’t be a complete cheeseburger (in my eyes) without ALL those things ON it, the written Word of God is not complete without ALL of God’s commandments IN it. Cause otherwise, what did Jesus Christ die on the cross for? Think about it, folks!
Matthew 7: 13-14 states: “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.“
Matthew 7: 15-18 says: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.”
Matthew 7: 19-23 says: “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Matthew 7: 24-29 states: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and DOETH them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Matthew 7: 13-14 means that MANY, MANY people will take the “popular” way out and do what is popular in the WORLD, but NOT what is popular with God/Jesus Christ/the bible. In wanting to feel or be “accepted”, they will forsake all or parts of the bible in their quest to FEEL “accepted”. But these sinners (and please note I’m talking about ALL types of sinners that want to justify their sin, here, NOT JUST openly active homosexuals) care more about feeling accepted by mankind, rather than by feeling/being accepted by God/Jesus Christ. And in SO doing, they forsake any chance they might have at true Salvation through Jesus Christ, except if they repent of their sins and come back to the TRUE biblical truth of Jesus Christ & Salvation before it’s too late.
Matthew 7:15-29 means that many people will profess to come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and TRUE Christianity, but only a very few select FEW will actually be as such, for MANY will be “pretend Christians” or “wayward Christians” who THINK or PRETEND they are following the bible but actually aren’t or of whom PURPOSELY lead people astray for their own personal, financial or spiritual gain. Just think of the many “Christian ministries” out there that have gotten in trouble for “financial fraud” most recently in the last few years. This is a REAL growing problem in today’s “church”.
Matthew 7:16 states: “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” In other words, do those that come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ manifest the “fruits” of patience, unconditional love, biblical truth, kindness, non-judgement, etc. or do they show ungodly “fruits” such as greed, envy, wrath, financial fraud/embezzlement, hatred for others, UN-biblical truths,etc.? Some of today’s modern churches and “Christian ministries” have proven themselves to be “ungodly fruits” who care more about the mighty $$$, than they do about saving souls for Christ and this is very sad & unfortunate and breaks my heart and soul to PIECES! ;(
Matthew 22:14 reminds us: “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
There seems to be this false teaching that’s permeating the very FABRIC of our society today that “all paths lead into one” or “everybody goes to heaven unless they were Stalin or Adolf Hitler, etc” when that’s just simply not true! Matthew 7: 13-14 is VERY CLEAR that it is a NARROW path and FEW actually find it!!!!!! So people are gonna have to choose in this life. Do they want to be popular with God/Jesus Christ or with fellow man? And IF a person chooses they’d rather be popular with fellow man and NOT with God, there’s an eternal price they’ll have to pay for that someday, if they don’t repent of their sins and turn back to Jesus Christ before it’s too late!
Once more, there’s TWO ways in this world and two ways, ONLY! One is either FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ. There is NO other way! Cause the truth is, ALL paths but ONE lead unto DARKNESS and the ONLY true path to God is through Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE! ALL OTHER PATHS (meaning, all other world religions or philosophies, INCLUDING ATHEISM/AGNOSTICISM) lead into ETERNAL DARKNESS & ETERNAL CONDEMNATION. Those Christians out there that SAY that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to eternal paradise might SEEM “narrow-minded” on the surface, but Jesus Christ has SAID that the path to eternal paradise is narrow and FEW actually find it!
Not all of the religion in the WORLD (Agnosticism/Atheism/Catholicism/Wicca/Satanism/Islam/Hinduism/Buddhism/Mormonism/Humanism/Shintoism/Wayward-Unbiblical Christianism, etc.) is going to save you if you don’t put your faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE! Acts 4: 12 states: “ Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.“