About 400 years before Christ came and made His rather dividing remarks about mankind, Plato wrote his book “The Republic” and called attention to the problems with democracy. Many writers have done so since. So Jesus is not alone in His thinking when He says:
“…..wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
These words from Matthew 7:13, 14 have a particular relevance when we think of how the majority of this country last Friday voted for destruction whereas relatively few voted for life. One of the good things to come from that vote was this confirmation of Jesus’ words. We would do well to believe Him when He says things.
He also said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).
You will do better to ignore and reject the “liberal” spirit of this age and believe this instead, however “intolerant” it sounds.
Here is another passage from the bible that says something equally unpopular but also relevant:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.