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These pages are dedicated to assisting believers in Jesus Christ to discern the deception which is responsible for the falling away from the truth in many Churches today. If you are interested in Bible truth, prophesy, signs of the times; or if you are interested in discovering about God, these pages could be helpful for you.
ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIT GATE:
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 7:13-14
Most churches today are playing a numbers game. Those that have big numbers want more, those whose numbers are dwindling are casting around for ways to increase their numbers. As a consequence it is not really difficult to "get in" to the membership of most churches.
On the other hand is it really difficult to get into membership in Godís Church, the mystical church, which is called in the Bible the Body of Christ (1Co 12:27; Eph 4:12). The Bible teaches this difficulty as fact in Matthew 7: 13-14 (quoted in full above). A number of things make it difficult, not the least of which is the fact that the way in is contrary to todayís popular, global religion. The way in is exclusive. The way in is a Person, the person referred to in the Bible as the Door of the sheep: Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:7
It was Jesus who said: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 The truth is not always politically correct but then politics pertains to men and truth belongs to God.
If you know of a church where the truth of the Word of God is the governing factor; where the criterion for membership is believing in, trusting in and relying on Jesus Christ alone for salvation; where repentance and baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is practised as Jesus directed; and where a proven walk in the good works of obedience is followed, that is a church worth the joining.
5 A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 ∂ The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.