“I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.“
Christianity is a narrow path, difficult to find. Not many find it, therefore, the path is not crowded.
“narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Because there are not many on the narrow path, some find it to be a way which is lonely. And actually, one does not meet many who walk that path.
Practically all are busy walking on the broad way to destruction.
“broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat”
Walking the lonely path–when family and friends are otherwise directed–is one of the costs a believer was asked to count by Jesus Himself.
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?”
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False Christianity is a very social affair.
The churches are full of friends and “church family” and events and sing-a-longs and revivals and many occasions to eat and enjoy the fellowship of those who inhabit the world’s churches.
True Christianity is most often a solitary business.
HOWEVER, there is always much to be done and very, very little time to consider the lack of earthly companions. And to accompany the believer on his path, there is One who will never fail nor forsake him.
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.”
MORE: NARROW ROAD: True Christianity is a Lonely Road
Is the reader ready for a path which is not so very crowded?
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy headlines: July 6, 2016 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 9 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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