The Two Ways

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

The Two Ways

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesThe Two Ways


"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" Matthew 7:13-14

The First Way Is A Narrow Way!


I have a warning to give to you!

It is a narrow way, and if you do not go in by this door, God will himself declare you a thief, and a robber! "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber" [John 10:1].

In 1973, Rick St.James entered through that DOOR that God declared was the only way to salvation. It was a door I went through without ever looking back! What about you, my friend? "And Jesus said unto him, no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" [Luke 9:62].

The Command


"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Believe The BOOK!


This is God's Holy Word to you and I!

Do you believe it?

These words of Matthew chapter seven are from the Authorized Version of 1611. The AV1611 [or The King James Bible] is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and I. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [II Timothy 3:16]

God's inspired word is preserved in the AV1611.

The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration.

"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
[Psalm 12:6-7]

“PRESERVE.” 

You see what God is saying here? GOD promises that no matter what man does, even with his corrupting influence in all these Madison Avenue money-making productions, which have resulted in over 200 "new" English translations of the Bible in the last 100 plus years, HE WILL [in spite of the scholars] "PRESERVE THEM FROM THIS GENERATION FOR EVER!"

Stick with the Book! Amen! Amen! AMEN!

Obey The BOOK!


We are to take heed to what God says! When God commands "all men everywhere to repent" [Acts 17:30], He is revealing His Will through HIS WORD to man. His WORD is perfectly preserved without error to this very day to the English speaking people. It is the AV1611 Bible [any of its editions]!

It is critically important for you and I to understand this. Listen to this, my friend. "Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained: whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him [Jesus Christ] from the dead" [Acts 17:31].

Enter ye in at the strait gate!

Do you hear His command?

Many there will be that will mock at these words, and not obey them. Please, my friend, let this not be so with you. Do not respond to this command of God, like the Athenians did to the Apostle Paul, by mocking God, or by putting God off. "And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, we will hear thee again of this matter." [Acts 17:32]

Maybe one day God will mock you! If you ignore the Almighty God of "The Old Black Book", and think that you will get away with it YOU ARE A FOOL.

You will be with those who "imagine a vain thing." Look at Psalm Two. "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?"

You will be joining hard ... hand to hand with that crowd that is setting themselves up against God because they don't like His Narrow Way. "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us."
 
You can spell MAN like this! R-E-B-E-L! Read Genesis 1-3. You say: "Where is the PROOF TEXT?"

How about this one?

"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah 53:6]

The Bible has this judgment of us. We are REBELS! And someday if you stay with this bunch, you will be found out as being a member of the wrong crowd. Furthermore, someday God will mock you! He will laugh at you with scorn! "Come on now. Why are you saying all this to me? Certainly God will do no such thing to me!"

Friend, what I am telling you is based in the authority of God's Book. God will laugh at you with a derisive laughter. And GOD will throw you in Hell's Fire, unless you "Kiss The SON". Kiss the SON by entering in at the strait gate!

"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then he shall speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure."


God sums it this way, and this is real NARROW. "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him". [Psalm 2]

The Second Way Is A Broad Way!


For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

The Broad Way is a wide way, which offers no restrictions whatsoever. It is an easy road ... where there are NO restraints, where there is no list of DO NOTS.

All the signs posted along this Broad Way tell you to go UNBRIDLED, and UNFETTERED. One of them even boldly paints this! BE NOT CONTROLLED BY ANY AUTHORITY! And especially NOT the Bible, or the GOD Of The BIBLE!

The heart of man just loves it this way! Now, do you want to know God's opinion of all this? In Jeremiah 4:18, the Holy Ghost through the prophet gives it like this! "Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee: this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart."

Thy way leads you down the Broad Way. The mass of humanity is on this broad highway that is paved with all the comforts of the pleasures of sin for a season. Yea! ... The signs do tell us on the Broad Way: "YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS!"

Now, if you love that message, then God has a label for you! You are a REBEL! And rebels are guilty of VEXING the Spirit of God, and provoking Him to be their enemy. In Isaiah 63:10, the Holy Writ gives it this way concerning Israel. "But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them."

Being on the Broad Way and getting all you can get … of all that the world can offer you in the way of wealth, fame, and fun-filled pleasures … has a very terrible end.

The Consequences!


Please always ... always ... think of the consequences that are waiting for you at the end the road ... before you GO.

The Broad Way leads to YOUR DESTRUCTION! Your LIFE is too short to burn it up on THE BROAD WAY when it is certain you will LOOSE YOUR OWN SOUL AT THE END. It is far BETTER FOR YOU TO KISS THE SON OF GOD NOW AND BEND THE STUBBORN KNEE TO JESUS WHILE YET THERE IS OPPORTUNITY!

The opportunity for you to escape Hell is flying away.
 
Hell is a terrifying place! In Revelation 20, it is shown that Hell ITSELF will be cast into The Lake Of Fire, which will be primarily "prepared for the Devil and his angels." [Matthew 25:41]

This will be your home also ... forever ... if you refuse to TRUST AND OBEY THE COMMAND TO GO THROUGH Jesus Christ. The thought just horrifies me to think of men and women who are dead set to remain on this Broad Way to Hell.

Few Go The Narrow Way!Therein is a sad truth. God's BOOK reveals to us that the vast majority of humanity will pass through life, and pass up the opportunity to receive the free gift of salvation that God has provided through His Son, Jesus Christ.

"And many there be which go in thereat"

THE BROAD WAY!

In contrast to:

"And few there be that find it."

THE NARROW WAY!

OH! Why? Why? It is for this reason. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world [THE DEVIL] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." [II Corinthians 4:3]

Most people sadly, will go through life, and never respond to God's Book IN THE AFFIRMATIVE!

 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Will You Come TO Jesus Christ?


Do you believe this scripture, my friend? Do you sense from within your heart ... the tugging and pulling of the Spirit of God? The Holy Spirit "will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." He will do this for you! In John Bunyan’s The Pilgrims Progress there is seen an illustration of a man sitting at a table. He is under tremendous conviction of sin, and is mulling over within his heart the TWO WAYS in life that lie before him. He must make a decision.

It is a matter of whether or not to go to THE STRAIT GATE, or to stay there on The BROAD WAY! Where are you, my friend? What will you do with Jesus Christ? Will you flee from the wrath of God, and go to THE DOOR, and Knock? If you go through this DOOR you will be on location at Mount Calvary which place is where the weight of your sin will drop off your back at the sight of the ONE who died for you, and WHO shed His BLOOD for you. You ... my friend ... will then ... be on THE NARROW WAY TO HEAVEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

•There Are

•Two Ways In Life!

•The Broad Way!

•And The Narrow Way!

•Ones Leads To Destruction ...

•One Leads To Eternal Life! One Leads To Hell ...

•One Leads To Heaven!

•Which Way Are You On?

Go to: Selling Yourself To Do Evil

 

Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!

Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!

 

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[Verse 1]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  [Verse 2]

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]

 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.         [Verse 7]

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]