This chart depicts the two roadsÂ referred to in Matthew 7:13-14:Â Â â€œEnter by the narrow gate; for wide isÂ the gate and broad is the way that leadsÂ to destruction, and there are many whoÂ go in by it. Because narrow is the gateâ€¦which leads to life, and there are fewÂ who find it.â€Â
We are all on either the Broad Way or the Narrow Way – there is no middle path. Death crosses both the Broad and Narrow Way. The bodies of both believers (those who have accepted Christ as Saviour) and unbelievers (those who have not received Christ) go to the Grave. The believerâ€™s soul goes to Heaven; the soul of the unbeliever to Hell. The Rapture, when Christ returns to the air and â€œcatches upâ€ all living believers, could happen at any time. When this takes place, the bodies and souls of those believers who have already died will be reunited to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, where their lives will be evaluated and rewarded.
Then begins a seven-year period called the Tribulation in which judgment occurs on the earth, culminating in the Battle of Armageddon. The Tribulation will be followed by the Millennium, when Christ will reign on the earth for 1,000 years. At the end of this period, the bodies of unbelievers will be resurrected and reunited with their souls to stand at the Judgment of the Great White Throne, and then cast into the Lake of Fire for eternal punishment. New Heavens and a New Earth will then be created which will last for eternity.
On which road are you?
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