The way of Christ

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13

The way of Christ is difficult and narrow, few people would dare to go by it. We want to emphasize that the gospel of the Lord revolves on suffering, sacrifice and surrender in this life. It is true that Jesus has promised us eternal life as we believe in Him and His words. However, our earthly journey would be tough and rough like the way He lived His life on earth.

We want to be candid and honest to tell the truth about following the Lord Jesus Christ. This website would paint the exact picture of what kind of life, a believer of Christ would face. So be prepared to count the cost of following Him and His teachings. There is no easy way but His only and narrow way for Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth and the Life.

It is misleading to believe that gospel of Christ is all about abundant life and prosperity living. Anyone would soon discover that life in Christ is mysteriously brutal to the point that you have to hate yourself, deny yourself and carry your cross daily. It is either to love Christ or abandon Him. You cannot serve two masters, you either love or hate the other.

We regret to discourage people to follow Christ by painting a gloomy picture. It is better to trust and love Him after you know the consequences of becoming His disciple. Forthrightly, we lovingly warn everyone who wishes to follow Christ to count the cost, read His words and know His teachings about discipleship.

This is not about your church membership or religious affiliation. Do you want to follow Christ regardless of your religion? 

Suffering + Sacrifice + Surrender = JOY

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:11-12

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. John 16:20

The joy of Jesus Christ was made full for us when He suffered for us, sacrificed His life for us and surrendered His will to His Father’s will. Let us remember that suffering + sacrifice + surrender is Joy  and not definitely Sorrow.

1. Suffering.  We accept suffering and pain as part of sovereign wisdom of our Heavenly Father. God knows everything that is happening in our lives. If we suffer, He suffers too especially when we are His creation and children through Christ Jesus. Consider sufferings as a process to make us perfect. We are blessed when we suffer for Christ’s sake and the gospel. There is no salvation if there is no savior who must suffer in our behalf. The joy of salvation is rooted on His suffering on the cross. So therefore, let us carry our crosses with joy.

2. Sacrifice. We must offer our bodies as living sacrifice to the Lord. Our bodies must endure the pain of living in this world, may be hunger, sickness or mental anguish. Casting all our cares upon the Lord for He cares for us as a Good Shepherd. He always seek and save the wounded lost sheep of His pasture. It is a sacrifice on our part to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us. Let us rejoice in times of trial and temptation for our sacrifice offering is accepted for His honor and delight.

3. Surrender. Though God is omnipotent, He will not force His will against our will. He will not coerce or intimidate us to love Him with all our minds, hearts and souls. We must give our love to Him freely and passionately. God has given us the freedom to love Him or reject Him. This exercise is called free will. There is an absolute joy when we love with no reservations. Jesus surrendered His will because He loves Father very much. His Father responded to His act of love of surrendering His will, by saying ” This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Indeed, well pleased or overjoyed.

Jesus counted and consider it as His joy to suffer, sacrifice and surrender. Now, do we get the point when He said, ” Deny yourself and carry your cross daily”  if you want to follow Him and be one of His disciples.