Q. The Bible identifies two possible roads, one broad that is followed by many and leads to death and the other a narrow road followed by few and leads to life. Seeing that the Lord does not want any to be lost does this not mean some sort of advantage to Satan if he ends up with the most souls or is quality more important than quantity in this case? Thank you for your invaluable guidance in these times that we live in,may the Lord bless and keep you.
A. I believe you’re referring to Matt. 7:13-14 where Jesus spoke of the broad and narrow roads. It’s important to remember that this is not a contest where the outcome is in doubt. Satan has already been defeated (John 16:11). All that remains is for him to be removed from power (1 John 5:19) so our victorious King can take charge again (Zechariah 14:9). Therefore he can not gain any advantage.
The question where we humans are concerned is how many of us will join the Lord in victory. I think that Matt. 7:13-14 is a prophecy from the Lord that the majority of humanity will wind up on the losing side. While God does not desire that any should perish but for all to come to repentance, (2 Peter 3:9) and has gone to the ultimate extreme to save us, He has given us the right to determine our own destiny (John 3:16).
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Cor. 4:3-4).