Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14
‘Word on the street’ says that Christianity is exclusive. Well, according to the two verses above, the ‘word on the street’ is absolutely correct. Being exclusive is not always a bad thing. Those of us who follow Christ want others to “join” that exclusive club and do what they can to help facilitate that. But make no mistake, the Kingdom of Heaven is exclusively reserved for those who have entered through the narrow gate.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. That’s intentionally exclusive. And it’s very clear how to get to the Father: through the Son.
There’s one thing in this life that I will not keep an ‘open mind’ about: how to get to the Father. There are just no other options.