The (Right) Way

The Lutheran Column

Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Before our religion was given the name “Christianity,” it was first called “the sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5) and, interestingly enough, “the Way” (Acts 9:2). We were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26). It is interesting that the Jews called Christianity “the Way” when they literally denied the Way—Jesus Christ. Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life—that no one can come to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). There are not multiple ways into Heaven—there is only one way, which is in Jesus Christ…

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