“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it” (Matthew 7:13).
To understand salvation as simply missing hell and making heaven is to miss out on the fuller enrichment of a life that the Father desires for his children. The narrow way is a metaphor for the entirety of the Christian experience. The narrow way isn’t about squeezing your shoulders through the Pearly Gates into heaven; it’s an eternal life perspective that becomes evident here and now; in how we live, think, and make decisions. It stands in stark contrast to the boundless quagmire of a culture that says, “Do as you please.”