Many or Few?

My blog today is in the form of a question, but it’s a loaded one.  It’s based on something Yeshua said, actually.  Found in Matthew 7:13-14:

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.

Boy, that’s NOTHIN’ like what they teach in church today, is it?  It’s all about the numbers.  We got three hundred people to do such n’ such.  We got five hundred saved at that big rally.  Seven thousand showed up for the Walk on Washington.  Whu-whu-whu.  ((Fist pump.))  And y’know, it’s working?  Have a look at the graph… I found a break-down of the world religions and their percentages.  Take a gander at this:

manyfew

Christianity is THE biggest religion in the ENTIRE WORLD.  Did you know that?  Even over Islam and Hinduism (which I really wondered about, as I’d heard that there was a surge in Muslim converts… but even so, their followers don’t hold a candle to Christianity).  And then look at the little blue line there.  Judaism has 0.22% of the world population.Now look at that verse again.  It’s New Testament (therefore relevent to chrischuns and ‘today’) AND it’s Yeshua (aka Jeezus) speaking:   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.

Y’know what strikes me about this?  If you look at that graph, which way would be ‘many there be which go in thereat’?  Which way would be the ‘way of destruction’?  If Christianity were truly what Yeshua were speaking of as being the way ‘which leadeth unto life’, it wouldn’t be a majority religion, would it?  It can’t be the right way, because Yeshua said FEW will find it… and that does NOT fit Christianity!

Kind of reminds me of another verse, both New Testament and spoken by Messiah, in Matthew 7:22-23:

Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who are Lawless.

I just… have to wonder.  Because there’s that word, again.  MANY.  And who are the ‘many’?  Those who are ‘Lawless’ – or not keeping the Law.  And what Law would Yeshua be talking about?  Check out Matthew 5:17-18 (also New Testament and words of Yeshua):

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

All is NOT fulfilled.  Heaven and earth have NOT passed.  And Yeshua did NOT come to destroy the Law… or as christianity teaches, overrule or make null the Law (aka Torah, Old Testament).  He came to fulfill – bring it to full meaning, or fullness.  So who are the lawless?  Those who call ‘Lord, Lord’ and do wonderful works in His name and all that jive… but don’t keep the Law.  That’d be Christians.  It’s not atheists, Muslims, Hindus or other groups… because they don’t call on the Lord, now do they?  And they aren’t ‘many’, either.

This is a thought that reverberates in my head over and over, around and around.  So I thought I’d better write it out, so that it might strike a chord with you.  Are you of the many?  Do you call out ‘Lord, Lord’, but brush off Sabbath for Sun-god Day and Passover for Easter and eat ham and cheese sandwiches?  And while I know those things won’t get you to Heaven and are not requisite for salvation (only the shed blood and acceptance of Christ’s gift on the cross will do)… He Himself said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.”  What commandments?  That’d be the Law… Torah.

That’s NOT Christianity.  That’s NOT what the ‘many’ do.  So… which are you?  Honestly.  Think about this.

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