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« on: October 30, 2012, 06:21:52 PM »

Is the Path of Salvation really narrow?What does it mean that the path of Salvation is narrow?

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 08:18:34 PM »

Is the Path of Salvation really narrow?What does it mean that the path of Salvation is narrow?

This is a quasi parable that Christ said.  Often it is understood to mean that there is only a marginal way without much "wiggle room" to reach salvation.   That in life there are many things that lead us away from salvation (many sins and ignoring God).

The narrow path is a hard path, one which Christians must take up their crosses and follow him on.

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 09:18:46 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

The Eye of the Needle was a small gate into the city of Jerusalem where caravans were brought in.  To ensure proper taxing, the gate was purposefully small requiring pack animals to be brought in single-file, and very often unloaded to fit through.  Some folks have suggested that perhaps this parable is alluding to this process of unloading baggage to enter into the Holy City.

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