Rethinking Yeshua’s Narrow Road

Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it. –Matthew 7:13-14, NET

The beauty of Yeshua’s teaching here is easily lost through a number of false assumptions:
(1) Yeshua’s main concern is where people will dwell in the life to come
(2) Yeshua teaches that few will ultimately find a good afterlife
(3) Destruction and life are terms referring primarily to the afterlife

Each of these assumptions can be shown false. Read about the meaning of Yeshua’s saying at this link to


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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1 Response to Rethinking Yeshua’s Narrow Road

  1. Early readers of this post may come back and notice some slight changing of the language. I am retuning it based on feedback from a theologian I trust. I think the original implies some things (to those who are looking for controversial issues) that I did not intend to say.


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