The Narrow Gate

The Narrow Gate

July 25, 2017 Moderator 1

Positive beliefs are not popular these days. A mistaken desire to maintain a spirit of tolerance among all races and religions has produced a breed of Januslike Christians with built-in swivels, remarkable only for their ability to turn in any direction gracefully. The philosophy behind this whole thing is that religious beliefs are matters of personal choice, and that the Lord adapts His saving truth to the individual, varying it according to the cultural background, educational level and social situation [Read More…]

How to Make Spiritual Progress - Part 2

How to Make Spiritual Progress – Part II

July 22, 2017 Moderator 0

If we accept this as the sincere expression of a normal Christian I do not see how we can justify our own indifference toward spiritual things. But should someone feel a desire to make definite progress in the life of Christ, what can he do to get on with it? Here are a few suggestions: 1. Strive to get beyond mere pensive longing. Set your face like a flint and begin to put your life in order. Every man is [Read More…]

How to Make Spiritual Progress

How to Make Spiritual Progress

July 21, 2017 Moderator 0

The complacency of Christians is the scandal of Christianity. Time is short, and eternity is long. The end of all things is at hand. Man has proved himself morally unfit to manage the world in which he has been placed by the kindness of the Almighty. He has jockeyed himself to the edge of the crater and cannot go back, and in terrible fear he is holding his breath against the awful moment when he will be plunged into the [Read More…]

What We Think of Ourselves is Important - Part 1

What We Think of Ourselves is Important – Part 1

July 17, 2017 Moderator 0

The man who is seriously convinced that he deserves to go to hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place. I use the word “seriously” to accent true conviction and to distinguish it from mere nominal belief. It is possible to go through life believing that we believe, while actually having no conviction more vital than a conventional creed inherited from our ancestors [Read More…]