"Lord, are they few in number who are to be saved?" —Luke 13:23
Our society is in what psychologists call "denial." We are in denial concerning our addictions and the self-destruction due to our sins. We are in denial even of killing over nine million babies each year in the U.S.A. through surgical and chemical abortions. We refuse to face the facts that our actions have major consequences — even eternal life or everlasting damnation.
Jesus challenges us to come out of denial. He speaks the truth in love (Eph 4:15) and says:
"Try to come in through the narrow door" of salvation (Lk 13:24).
"Many...will try to enter and be unable" (Lk 13:24).
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