Salvation

Highest service

Hebrews 9;14

Salvation is not an end in itself.  The believer has been freed from sin to serve God, saved to serve.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 9:14.

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Limitless grace and kindness

Ephesians 2;7

Salvation, of course, is very much for the believer’s blessing, but it is even more for the purpose of eternally glorifying God for bestowing on believers His endless and limitless grace and kindness.  The whole of heaven glorifies Him for what He has done in saving sinners (Eph. 3:10; Rev. 7:10-12).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Ephesians 2:7.

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.

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.