ROOM, LARGE AREA.
By implication therefore, it means that THERE IS ROOMFOR THE VAST MAJORITY TO TRAVEL UPON IT, AND A MULTITUDE OF FALSESALVATION DOCTRINES TO EMBRACE. The root of the word is "eurus" and"chora", which means
EMPTY EXPANSE, SPACE, TERRITORY.
The broad way is avast empty expanse, with a multitude of Christians traveling upon it, with a vast number of denominational theologies all proclaiming "HEAVEN THIS WAY!" They eachmanufacture their own theological methods for entering into the New Heart Covenant.Their theologies, although radically different, have one thing in common: THEY AREEASY TO ACCEPT, EASY TO EMBRACE, APPEALING TO MAN AND HISCARNAL NATURE, TO HIS PLEASURES, HIS COMFORTS, AND PLACE INSOCIETY. This way leads to great comfort of the soul, for it convinces the soul that all iswell. He grabs hold of the New Covenant with great ease, proclaiming a new heart andunion with Christ that is non-existent. The whole thing is a fabrication of Satan from startto finish.,Opposed to this wide gate and broad way is what Christ termed the STRAIT GATE AND NARROW WAY. Just as they are opposed in description, they are opposed in destination.The word for 'strait' is "stenos", which means
FULL OF OBSTACLES, NARROW,COMPRESSED, VERY NARROW, SO NARROW ONE MUST STRIVE TOENTER IN BY IT.
Have you ever tried to get into a door that you could only open asmall amount? It conveys that meaning.:
"STRIVETO ENTER INAT THE STRAIT GATE:FOR MANY, I SAY UNTO YOU,WILL SEEK TO ENTER IN,AND SHALLNOT BE ABLE."(Luke 13:24)
The word "strive" is "agonizomai" and it means
TO STRUGGLE, TO CONTENDWITH AN ADVERSARY, TO FIGHT, TO LABOR FERVENTLY.
Jesus also usedthe term "overcomer" to describe those that had entered into union with Him. The word'overcometh' is "nikao" and it means to
HAVE PREVAILED IN BATTLE, TO HAVE