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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

10 September 2005

The One Thing Necessary - Pt. 3

2. The rareness of this work

The second reason we must put forth so much holy sweat and industry about salvation is because of the rareness of this work. But few shall be saved; therefore we had need work the harder that we may be in the number of these few. The way to hell is a broad way; the causeway of it is paved with riches and pleasure; it hath a golden causeway; therefore there are daily so many travellers in it. But the way to heaven lies out of the road; it is an unbeaten path, and few can find it. Those who advocate universal grace say that Christ died intentionally for all; but then why are not all saved? Can Christ be frustrated of His intention? Some are so gross to aver that all shall actually be saved; but hath not our Lord Christ told us, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt. 7:14)? How all can go in at this gate, and yet but few find it, seems to me a contradiction.

--Thoams Watson

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