Matthew: Why did Jesus speak in parables? The answer is that few will want to hear the message like those who enter by the “wide gate” (Matthew 7:13-14). This is the hard saying that there will be considerably fewer people going to heaven than we can imagine a loving God to do otherwise. This makes what Jesus says all the more important. The universalist believes everyone goes to heaven. The truth is, unfortunately, contrasting.
Gospel: Matthew 13:10-17
New Testament: Revelation 5:1-10
Old Testament: Ezra 6:1-22
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