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Will Only a Few Be Saved? How Did Jesus Answer?
or the narrow door to life, and then states that few people find it. In Matthew 7, in the same chapter as the Sermon on the Mount, we have a teaching from Jesus that reads in the English NIV:
I finally got to spend time this past weekend to dig deeper. By digging into the original language, some true gems were gleaned. By sharing more about the context and the underlying Biblical Greek we begin to grasp a fuller meaning. Here it is in an expanded way in order to capture more of the nuances in the original Greek language. It would go like this:
To all of you - Enter through the narrow gate. Because the wide and spacious road is leading to ruin* A great many people are being led to enter the wide road. But narrow and pressured is the gate that is leading to life*; and only a small number of people are finding it.
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