Matthew

The Way Which Leads to Life

The Narrow Gate

The narrow gate is by faith, only through Christ, constricted and precise.  It represents true salvation in God’s way that leads to life eternal.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 7:13,14.

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Two Ways of Life

Only Two Ways

Both the narrow gate and the wide gate are assumed to provide the entrance to God’s kingdom.  Two ways are offered to people.  The wide gate includes all religions of works and self-righteousness, but it leads to hell, not heaven.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 7:13,14.

Immeasurable blessings

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The recipients of divine grace inherit immeasurable blessings in addition to eternal life and the favor of God.  But those who despise the riches of God’s goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering (Romans 2:4), burying them in the ground and clinging instead to the paltry and transient goods of this world, will ultimately lose everything they have.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 25:29.

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