“Yes, there are many other ways, but they are all crooked and wide. That is how you can distinguish the right way from the wrong way; the right way is always straight and narrow.”
And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” Luke 13: 23-24
These can be intimidating words by our Lord when uncoupled from Scripture, but with understanding he is the way, he is the gate, he is the door, the verses become of great comfort. We must enter the Kingdom through Jesus, have our burden lifted and buried, be robed in his clothing, and his mark placed on our forehead. How cool is it though that Mr. Bunyan is calling Graceless, the main character of his story, Christian, before he has followed the narrow path to the cross?