Q. Thank you very much for your web site. You are truly blessed and you really bless me. Would you please comment on Luke 13: 24-28? I have heard some far-out stuff and would like your opinion.
A. Jesus was in Jerusalem when someone asked if only a few would be saved. He replied that we should enter through the narrow door. He was speaking of Himself. (In John 14:6 He said that no one comes to the Father but through Him.) Many will try to enter by another way and will not be able to. When the time for salvation salvation has ended (at the 2nd Coming) they will remind Him that He ate and drank with Him and He taught in their streets. He’ll disavow any knowledge of them. He said the same thing at the end of the Parable of the foolish virgins in refusing entry to those with out the Spirit (Matt. 25:12), and even to some who had performed miracles in His name (Matt. 7:21-23).
Paul wrote that a man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly and circumcision is not of the flesh. It’s what’s in a man’s heart that matters. (Romans 2:28-29) Knowing Jesus and even coming from His home town will be of no avail if you haven’t also invited Him into your heart.