The wide gate appears to be beautiful and attractive and multitudes are found traveling through it.
The gate takes in everyone with loads of sin and iniquity without any restriction or restraint.
The wide gate is a gate of freedom to everyone desiring to go through it. The covetous and the deceiver, the self-righteous and the religious, the Pharisee and the Saduccee, the hypocrite and the reprobate, the pleasure-seekers and the fleshly, sensual, despisers of God and the opposers of righteousness, public sinners and private sinners, unconverted moralists and unashamed criminals, the worldly and the proud, wicked people and backsliders, temptresses, tempters and their victims, vicious, violent men and vile, vulnerable youths all go through the wide gate that leads to the broad way of the world.
As we have noted already, the wide gate leads to the broadway, which in turn leads to destruction. The broadway seems to be the right, good and proper way to the reasoning of carnal men, it is a deceptive way.
It is a crowded way, many think it is the right way because the rich, the professors, the doctors, the lawyers, the engineers, the worldly-wise, the religious and church-going people walk therein, everyone imagines that such multitudes of people can not be wrong.
Among the list of travelers on the broadway are the notable leaders in the society, the scientists, the philosophers, church leaders, preachers and priests, successful businessmen. How can these class of people be wrong?
If they are found in the broadway, they are wrong and are been deceived.
The broadway is a downward road; it is a convenient and easy way that appears pleasant to travel on. It is the course of this world.
Unknown to the travelers, the ultimate end of the broadway is destruction. It is the path of self-indulgence, self-gratification, self-seeking, self-interest and self-satisfaction.
Broadway is a dangerous way where there is no hedge or self-denial. It is an easy and pleasant way to the flesh but ends in eternal and irreversible destruction.
The Way Of Escape
The traveler on the broadway can only have one choice to escape the damnation if he turns back from the broadway by repentance from sin, genuine and total acceptance of Christ before reaching the end of the way.
Decide today, enter the narrow gate and walk in a narrow way. The alternative is the better and the most appropriate way that leads to eternal life.
You have to be fast about your decision because there is no repentance or second chance after death. No one can be absolutely sure of being alive the next day.
Hell A Place Of Final Destruction
The destruction or damnation refers to a state and a place of conscious, unending, eternal torment and suffering.
Hell, a place of eternal punishment is the final destination of all who walk on the broadway until the end of their lives. The infallible Word of God describes the final destiny of the multitudes on the broadway as the Lake of fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:15; 21:8), a place where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Luke 13:28), devouring fire and everlasting burnings (Isaiah 33:14), a place of the blackness of darkness forever (Jude 13), a furnace of fire (Matthew 13:41,42), a place of everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46), a place of torments (Luke 16:23).