Will only a few get into heaven?
Question: I'm confused about what Jesus meant in Matthew 7:14: "For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it." Will only a few make it into heaven?
Answer: The word "few" is a relative term. Jesus said in Matthew 7:13, "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it." Compared to all the people who live on earth, the ones who go to heaven will be few. The way to heaven is open to everyone through Jesus Christ, but sadly, most people reject Him to follow their own ways.
However, as far as numbers go, many people will go to heaven. When the apostle John saw his revelation of heaven, he said, "After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands" (Rev. 7:9). Many, many people will go to heaven, but it will few when compared to those who could have gone there.
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