posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 06:17 PM
Originally posted by benrl
Ive said it in past post.
I left a church based on the behavior shown in those pictures.
There is a church ministry Called "black Sheep" Started in this area, in order to be involved you HAVE to have a Harley Davidson.
Never mind the fact that each Harley had more chrome on it and mods on them...
Well When I question how following Christ involved a 15k toy, well I was ostracized in the "mens" group after that.
Guess my Questions convicted them a little too much...
The narrow path tends not to have million dollar homes, classic cars, and 15k in toys..
edit on 30-7-2012 by benrl because: (no reason
...and Jesus said "go away, sell everything you have, and give the money to the poor."
...and the young man went away sad.
I don't actually know what the pictures above are about, but if the statement I've quoted is correct, then I agree with everything said. The path
is narrow for the simple fact that we're called, as Christians, to live lives that are holy, and separated from the world, and separated to Christ.
That's not an easy thing to do. It's also worth noting that it isn't just the road that's narrow, it's also the gate. When Jesus said "I am
the way, the truth and the life", he also said "no man comes to the Father except through me".
The picture given in Scripture... the Biblical "type", if you're familiar with such things (types = patterns in scripture), or at least one of the
types (there are many) is Noah's Ark. Worldwide judgement was coming - Noah preached that for hundreds of years - and God provided only one way for
salvation from that judgement, the ark. Likewise in Christ, God has provided the means by which we must be saved ("there is only one name on heaven
and earth by which men must be saved"); but that gate is narrow.
The truth is, all roads lead to God. You've heard that said, and you've heard Christians argue against it.
I tell you, and the Bible tells you, that all roads lead to God. Both the narrow and the broad roads have the same destination - God the Father. The
problem is that one road leads to judgement and ultimately to hell (because unless the problem of sin is dealt with, God's righteousness means that
we cannot be in His presence), while the narrow road leads to life in God's presence.
Hopefully that answers the question.