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The narrow road...

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Neuropteron, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Neuropteron

    Neuropteron Member

    Jul 14, 2018
    Most likely you've come across the advice Jesus gave in the gospel of Matthew and Luke to “go through a narrow gate”, leading to a road that is narrow and cramped. This parable mention another road, a broad, easy one, a road that the vast majority of mankind would take.

    Accordingly it mentions only two roads, one used by only a few, the other by the majority of mankind. The first leads to life the latter to destruction.
    How do we know which road we are on? Which road are you on ?

    Some would say that this is a difficult question to answer since there are so many religions, even Christianity is divided into thousands of sects, with dozens of new terms to explain new doctrines.
    I propose that it becomes easier when we remove the shackle’s of man made philosophy and stick closely to Jesus teachings.

    For instance, did the disciples in Paul's day have to deal with the Metaphysical paradox of the Trinity ? Or terms such as Hypostatic Union, or Kenosis ? Of course not, these terms (and other similar ones) have been carefully honed over 1800 years by false prophets who have been straining to explain how to fit a square peg in a round hole.
    These false prophets are clever, eloquent and experts in the art of social engineering, they give the appearance of reasonableness and wisdom, but it is an illusion, because it lacks the main ingredient, the pure unadulterated word of God, or in most cases, it adds man’s philosophy to it.
    Let us go back to Jesus parable. Are these - difficult to explain mysteries- accepted by the majority of Christianity ? The answer is : Yes ! Definitely.
    And there you have it. That is the broad road!

    Most of Christendom beliefs today stem from the second century and were clarified and ratified as doctrines in the third century. Thus the man of lawlessness is revealed, not only by the timing of his appearance and his twisting of the scriptures, but ultimately by the fact that the majority is believing his teachings.
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  2. Road Less Traveled

    Road Less Traveled Active Member

    Jun 27, 2019
    I’m on the road less traveled :).

    When you know, you just know.
  3. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Veteran Member
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    Dec 8, 2012
    Liberal Christian
    The narrow road he refers to is probably humility. Communion is a matter of forgiving others and eating with them, and that requires believing that they can receive wisdom from God. There is no need to shibboleth everybody.
  4. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Perhaps that means loving God, Praying, Reading Scripture, and staying out of Churches? You have the Priesthood of the Believer, claim it. Taking Communion is an issue. Does that mean yielding to authority? Don't have many of the answers.