"There was total unity among the vendor stations, except one small station at the very beginning of the path. There is a tiny little entranceway and a narrow little path right in the middle of the wide road to get there. Every now and then, the vendors would see someone going the opposite way of the broad, wide road. That's what's different about this one little station, it's at the opposite end of the broad path.
When a vendor would see someone walking down this narrow path, they would jeer at them and mock them, they would hurl things at them. They would holler at them and call them names, like: intolerant, narrow-minded, hypocritical, judgmental and homo-phobic.
They would try to trip those on the narrow path and they would throw their trash into the narrow path as the traveler passed by. They would set up barricades and obstacles in front of every station. At some stations they placed guards to shoot anyone they found heading in the direction of the narrow path. At some stations they blocked the path and if a person continued in that direction they would be arrested or killed.
Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus says, "Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: V14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." There is a teaching - a philosophy of sorts going around that goes like this; "All paths lead to God." Don't buy it. Don't agree with your neighbor and friends when they speak about this broad, all encompassing path. This path doesn't lead to God. It leads to a dead end; a huge pit called "the second death."
Except from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010