"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)
This, of course, is the teaching of our Savior, the King of Kings. So whose teaching is the modern Christian gospel that is the opposite of this?
Many Christians believe that you can just ask Jesus into your heart, receive the free gift of salvation, find a Bible-believing church of your choice, and you are on your way to heaven.
Many Christians think the Holy Spirit is leading them to oppose and refute anyone who says you must obey the commandments and teachings of Messiah in order to enter the Kingdom of God, despite verses like John 14:21 and Luke 14:33, which say clearly that you must do something.
Many Christians would say that the pattern established by the apostles in Acts 2:44 was "only for back then" and doesn't apply to us now. Apparently that way was too narrow for today, but somehow the new, broader way is still supposed to lead to life.
But hadn't Yahshua, who had just risen from the dead, just spent 40 days with them, teaching many things concerning the Kingdom of God? And hadn't these apostles just spent ten days in the upper room waiting for the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon them, as they had been commanded by Yahshua? Then this power came upon them, along with tongues of fire and miraculous signs before all the people, and they spoke the many other words about how to be saved from the perverse religious generation they had been steeped in.
How could the "way that leads to life" be made any broader than today's widely-accepted Christian gospel? How can one believe that this broad way isn't leading to destruction, as Yahshua said it would? How is this modified gospel, which so many Christians worldwide firmly cling to, any different from the error of the many religious people who rejected Yahshua in Jerusalem and had Him crucified, thinking they were adhering to the Scriptures?
If you don't believe in the narrow way, but seek to save your life in this world rather than lose it for him, then where are you going? Where are you leading others? And what spirit is inspiring this change?
The true gospel is what saves, and the so-called hard sayings of Christ are good and necessary. For these words of His are what cut us out of the world, free from our old life, and transform us into a new creation. His "unreasonable gospel" establishes the family of God -- the visible community of believers -- that is a vital part of the healing process. We must love the true gospel with all of its parts, or else we may receive another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4), a false Jesus who cannot save anyone.
We are so thankful for the salvation that we are experiencing after getting on the narrow way we read about in the Bible through the teachings of Yahshua and His apostles. We are so thankful to be together, learning how to love more and more. Our Master Yahshua, who died for us, is counting on mankind to respond to His message and establish the light to the nations that is necessary to bring about the end of this age. It is the life of togetherness and unity that Yahshua prayed for with all His heart in John 17:21-23.
We are calling to all our brothers and sisters who are still lost in the confusion of Christianity to come and follow Messiah together with us who have been gathered together by the true, narrow, hard, but wonderful gospel of Yahshua, the Messiah.