Luke 13 – WHAT hath He pleased, and what hath He sent His word to do? “To take out of the Gentiles a people for his name” (Acts 15:14). He is going to set up a kingdom which is to rule over all the earth and sea; and He requires a people sufficiently numerous to administer its affairs to His praise, honour, and glory. This being His purpose, He does not need as great a multitude as is generally supposed when men entangle themselves in speculations about the number of the saved. “Many are called”, says the King, “but few are chosen”; “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”; “Many will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” (Matthew 7:14; 20:16; Luke 13:23). These are not our words; but they are his who spake the words of God.
JOHN THOMAS, The Faith in the Last Days, page 242.
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