Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Bottomless Pit

There is another gate than the narrow one, altogether different therefrom, for it is wide and gives entrance into a broad way but it leads to the bottomless pit! It is the course of this world in which all its unregenerate citizens are found. It is the path of self-will and self-gratification. It is wide because those in it own no restrictions. They have broken down the commandments of God which were designed to be a hedge about them. It is therefore a pleasant and easy way to the flesh, for no inquiry or diligent search has to be made in order to find it,   no resolution and perseverance are called for in order to continue treading it,   no self-denial has to be practiced to remain therein.

A dead fish can float with the stream, but only a living one can swim against it. Just so, the unregenerate mechanically follow this road, for there is nothing in them to resist the law of gravity. The going is smooth and easy because it is all downhill!

[A. W. Pink]


Matthew 7:13-14 ... Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Ephesians 2:2 ... Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Luke 13:24 ... Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.❤