Monday, September 28, 2009

The Road to Destruction

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13,14

This passage is remarkable in that I have always heard it quoted as referring to sin. But the context of this passage, both what precedes and what follows, is Jesus cautioning his listeners about the perils of .... not just any old sin but the most seductive barrier to knowing him, religion.

Think about it. Sin isn't deceptive at all when it comes to anyone thinking that it is a great way to get to heaven. So for Jesus to be talking about sin being a road to heaven doesn't make any sense.

I always thought that the broad path was referring to sin. And quite frankly that interpretation simply shows how deceptive religion really is.

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