Christianity is a very difficult way of life. It is not the easy social club that the castrated 501(c)3 churches make it out to be. The way of holiness can be summed up in three chapters of the Holy Bible in Matthew 5-7. The sermon on the mound is the most influential teaching of all time. It is also one of the most frequently quoted from and distorted because it is that difficult to follow. Even non-believers will quote and distort the sermon on the mound to use against believers. The Holy Bible is extremely important and there is more to know than those three chapters without a doubt. It is in the sermon on the mound that we read in Matthew 7:13-14 about the difficulty of the way of holiness.
Matthew 7:13-14 1599 Geneva Bible “13Enter in at the strait gate: for it is the wide gate, and broad way that leadeth to destruction: and many there be which go in thereat.
14 Because the gate is strait, and the way narrow that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
The gate is strait meaning difficult to pass through. In other words accepting the full truth of the gospel is extremely difficult. Once that truth is found it is a narrow path that leads to eternal life; meaning it is difficult and uncomfortable to put into action once the difficult truth of the gospel is accepted. The complete opposite of the “Do as thou wilt” Satanist doctrine of Aleister Crowley that has infiltrated the churches.
I wish to give a comparison with a lovely picture I took the other day when I hiked to the ravine. Even then this holds no true comparison to the difficulty and reward at the end of the way of holiness.
The official path to the ravine is extremely narrow and difficult. It is several miles long to hike to the ravine. The official trail is so narrow that I can barely walk it and in some parts I am walking it like a balancing beam. There are cliffs that one wrong step can send you falling down and in need of a rescue and a hospital stay. I am also a big guy and that makes it double dangerous. I volunteered to make this trek because I was so stressed out yesterday. I took it as an opportunity to burn off some energy and take my mind off of things. The ravine is very beautiful but it is not the most beautiful thing in the world, or even in Montana. It is an extremely ugly thing when compared to the beauty of heaven. The difficult path that leads to the ravine is a piece of cake compared to the path that leads to heaven. I hope that you have enjoyed that picture and read further on to see more pictures and read more of what is on my heart.
God has made many beautiful things. Yet even the most beautiful things of this world are ugly and filthy compared to the things in heaven. Our world is crumbling into wickedness on a massive level. The non-believers are extremely trashy while the church people put on a show of being clean but on the inside they are just as filthy as the trashy non-believers.
The tribulation is coming down upon us. The wickedness of the church people are the main reason for the tribulation. It is to cleanse the church to separate the true believers from the church people, so the church can be truly restored. It has gotten to a point where the corruption cannot be reversed except from an event like the tribulation. If we do not repent we will perish. Our only hope to survive what is coming is in Jesus Christ and in nothing else. In closing I wish to share one more passage and one more picture with you all. Just remember if we follow Jesus Christ, repent of our sins and trust in him we will be taken care of; it may not always be what we want but we will not be in need.
Matthew 6:26 1599 Geneva Bible “26 Behold the fowls of the heaven: for they sow not, neither reap, nor carry into the barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”