I heard someone talk about entering through the gates or pathway by seven different ways. I know one of the ways is through the eyes. Could you please help me out?
Most likely they were not referring to the seven Old Testament statements about a righteous man,
|Path/ Way of the Righteous||Passage|
|Avoids sexual sin||Prov. 2:10-20|
|Path of the righteous shines brighter and brighter||Prov. 4:18|
|Guide to his neighbor||Prov. 12:26|
|Is life, and . . . there is no death||Prov. 12:28|
|Is exalted and made straight||Prov. 12:28|
|His/her gray head is a crown of glory||Prov. 16:31|
|Is uprightness||Isa. 26:7|
The New Testament does refer to three paths the world uses to motivate us to sin (1 John 2:15-16). One of these ways is the lust of the eyes. The second is the pride of life and the other is the lust of the flesh. These are the world’s vehicles for tempting us to sin.
Signs of True Faith in Christ
Most likely they were referring to the seven characteristics of saving faith. There are seven characteristics of someone who is a real Christian. First, they believe that Jesus Christ is God. Also, they believe that Christ is their Lord who died for their sins and returned to life. That is the message of 1 Corinthians 15:1-8. Fifth, they believe they are sinners and they are genuinely repentant of their sins. Finally, they tell others about Christ. Those are the seven essential ingredients of true faith. Are these seven characteristics true of you?
In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus warns us that there is a narrow gate or narrow path that lets to destruction. The way to avoid it is by only one way – trust in Jesus Christ. Visit “Searching for God” to discover the one way that leads to heaven. Also read “I want to seek God; how do I seek God?“Another important Q&A is “Is salvation by grace through faith alone?”
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I want to seek God; how do I seek God?
Must we confess Jesus as Lord with our mouth to be saved?
Do I have to believe that Jesus is God to be saved?
Is salvation by grace through faith alone?