The Narrow Way is Jesus (Matthew 7:14), but Christians allow Jesus to live his life through them. Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me (Galatians 2:20).” The ministry of Jesus lives on through his church. They are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). They are his hands and feet and mouth.
The Narrow Way is the life of Christ as it was lived out by his church in history. The church on the Narrow Way stood on the Bible as God’s Word. They didn’t compromise the truth. They loved not their own life, even unto death. They were the HEROES of history. They’ve made up nearly every underground movement. They opposed tyranny and injustice of all kinds. They shine like lights in the darkness of a history that includes genocide, racism, and cruelty.
They also opposed “religion.” They refused to come to God in any way other than through grace. As a result, they lived lives of love that changed the world!
I welcome you to read and learn about this glorious, heroic church that loved the poor, redeemed slaves, preached the good news to cannibals, hid Jews, cared for the sick, and gave birth to science, medicine, education, human dignity, freedom, and many other blessings to humanity.
I also invite you to become part of the Narrow Way! Those who come to Jesus must come to him with humble hearts, knowing that they are sinners and in need of a savior. They must desire to forsake their sins and become new creations. Once they do this, they are given new life! They become part of the greatest movement in history– empowered with strength and courage they never had before.
The invititation has been given for over 2000 years now. So many have answered the call, including the most brilliant minds of history (Newton, Locke, Bacon), the most courageous persons in history (Huss, Tubman, Wilberforce, etc . . .), and the most vile of all persons (Jeffrey Dahmer, Nicky Cruz, John Newton, ect . . . ) They all came to Jesus! He has open arms for all who receive what he did for them on the Cross.
Won’t you come to Jesus and become part of the wonderful Narrow Way of history?