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A few words today about the exclusivity of Christ.

Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

We said yesterday that the Narrow Way is Christ Himself, and that said, the remaining choices make up this Broad Way.

One of the highest values in American Culture today is tolerance. It is enforced in our schools. Our colleges preach it. The media demands it. It is, or soon will be the highest goal of our society.

  • Tolerance is valued above honesty.
  • Tolerance is valued above premarital (or any other type of) purity.
  • Tolerance is valued above integrity.

Just for fun, I looked up the values of a Boy Scout which in the 1960’s would have been looked at as a good standard for raising young men. Check it out:

The Scout Law:

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.[i]

Hey – I was never a scout, and I am not equating scouting with Christianity. What I am pointing out is now this new high water mark for Character has risen above all of these heretofore highly esteemed character traits.

One of the world’s complaints with those of us in Christ, is that we are not tolerant. Christ Himself declares here, and elsewhere, there is only one way. He will make this declaration in no uncertain terms a couple years hence when He tells his inner circle:

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. ~ John 14:6

Again, I am left with the conclusion that Jesus is the ONLY Way, He is the narrow gate, and the broad way and wide gate encompasses all other avenues of life to death. As we will find in these closing verses of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is so exclusive, it can not even be Christ and …, it must be Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone. [Tweet This]

BenThanks for reading today

See you again soon.

Ben


[i]  Value of the Scouts, A study of ethics and character,  by Harris Interactive, http://www.scouting.org/FILESTORE/marketing/pdf/02-882.pdf

0 thoughts on “A Hit on Broadway?

  1. cshowers

    Amen, Ben. Another lie straight from the pit of hell is that we must respect everyone else's beliefs, whether they are right or wrong... While I do respect each and every human being, because they were all created by Almighty God, I DO NOT respect their beliefs, especially when those beliefs are leading them the WRONG way, down Broadway, and not the Narrow Way. I have no respect for any religion that honors any other God, though I have the utmost respect for those men and women who have been deceived by the lies of the enemy!

    I realize that this is not a popular belief, and that I am considered to be "intolerant", and people are correct in assuming this. I am indeed "intolerant" of any faith that will ultimately lead to the death of the many people who wrongly believe that they will be saved by any other name than Jesus Christ. For there is salvation in no other name under heaven, except for Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

    Thanks for your unpopular, intolerant post, Ben, and God bless you!

    Love in Christ,
    Cheryl

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  2. cycleguy

    I have said it before and will say it again I'm sure: have you ever noticed those who preach tolerance are the ones who are most intolerant? They want us to respect (tolerate) their aberrant lifestyle, but refuse to respect (tolerate) opposing views. I prefer to take Jesus' road.

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Hmmm - guess that is why Jesus started with - get a plankectomy before you start picking at others. It is so true Bill - thanks!

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Yeah -it's funny how people think. Mostly because they don't know the desperate straits they are in - they are like - any way i go should be fine, rather than - there must be a way out -if i could only find it.

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  3. Caddo-Jael

    Yeah, this one can get slippery. On an earlier post here, I commented that Jesus was very inclusive--meaning that He hung out with the riff-raff because He loved/loves everyone; He didn't exclude folks from His love, compassion, healing power, message about Truth--our Father God. In that way, I believe He wants me to be "tolerant"--to love, encourage, help and befriend (as He gives direction) those who are not Believers in Him (and may even claim they Don't Want To Ever be). But my tolerance does not mean I shade or shy away from the "ONE WAY--No Right/Left/U-turns--JESUS". I don't have to be preachy and beat them over the head with my Jesus--but I better be loud and clear about Where, How, What, Who I stand on--Jesus--and When, (Forever). My nickel's worth for today, Prof. God bless you BIG--your old sis Caddo

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  4. Debbie

    Thank you, Mr. Ben, as you help me realize just how much tolerance has taken over our lives. Praying for Jesus to help us stand in our One Way faith each day. God bless you!

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