Are We Redeemed or Saved?
- Date Preached: 2013-09-22
- Sermon length: 19 minutes 37 seconds
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Ver. 24. Shall seek, &c. Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking sufficient pains, and not being thoroughly in earnest, shall not attain to it. (Challoner) --- Our Lord answers here in the affirmative: viz. that the number of those who are saved, is very small, for a few only can enter by the narrow gate. Therefore does he say, according to St. Matthew, (Chap. vii.) Narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that enter therein. This does not contradict what is said in the 8th chapter of St. Matthew: That many shall come from the east, and sit down in the kingdom of God; for many indeed shall join the blessed company of the angels, but when considered with the number of the slain, they will appear but few. (St. Augustine, serm. xxxii. de Verb. Dei.)
23 And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them:
24 *Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.ST. LUKE - Chapter 13