JESUS GUARANTEES SALVATION to BELIEVERS because HE FORGAVE ALL OUR SINS !!
Many christians read this passage and think that believers have to do good works to be saved.
MATTHEW 7 “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.…..21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Jesus was talking to the Jews of His time. They wanted to do the same miracles like Jesus.
They called Him, “LORD, LORD”….but they eventually crucified Him and did not believe.
Most Jews rejected Jesus and perished in their sins but many Gentiles believed in Jesus.
LUKE 13 “22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.””
ROMANS 9 “30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. ”
Most people in the world trust in their own works and not Jesus. They are the broad majority that perishes.
But the people who enter the narrow gate are SAVED by GRACE through faith and not works.
Jesus is the narrow gate for salvation!
JOHN 10 “9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. ”
Those who do the will of God of faith in Jesus are saved.
JOHN 6 “29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
JOHN 1 “9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
Everyone who believes in Jesus will never be judged because our sins are forgiven and we have eternal life.
JOHN 5 “24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. ”
COL 2 “you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, “