Two Entrances (narrow or wide)~Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it…” (Matthew 7:13).
Two Roads (difficult or easy)~Jesus continued, “…Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).
Two Destinies (life ordestruction)~“Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).
Two Groups (many and few)~“Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).
Two Results (gain or loss)~“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works’” (Matthew 16:24-27).
Additional Reality~Jesus also said, “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:33-36).
Summary~Like in any other binary situations there are only two possibilities.There is no middle ground, no alternate path, no third choice, and no intermediate destiny.It is an either or situation.
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