TWO ROADS

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Road #1: Leads to Death and Damnation

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. – Matthew 7:13

Hebrews 3:7 – Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,

James 4:4 – You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Isaiah 5:11 – Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

Isaiah 5:12 – Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, nor do they consider the work of His hands.

Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine and valiant men in mixing strong drink …

Proverbs 12:10 – A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

2 Peter 2:17 – These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

Exodus 20:2-17  – I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Dante: The Souls of the Envious

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Job 24:9 – Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.

John 3:20 – For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

1 Corinthians 6:9:10 – Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Luke 17:28, 29 – It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 – He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Ezekiel 20:12, 13 – Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them. But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.

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And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed,

so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able,

and that none may cross over from there to us – Luke 16:26

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Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus,

even we have believed in Christ Jesus,

so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law;

since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ,

so that we may be justified by faith. – Galatians 2:16, 24

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Road #2: Leads to Life and Salvation

John 3:3 –  Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

1 Peter 2:24- … and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Isaiah 53:5 – But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

Revelation 22:17 – The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

1 Corinthians 10:4 – and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

1 John 2:18 – Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

2 Timothy 3:14, 15 – You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Colossians 1:22 – yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach

Galatians 3:26 – For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Luke 9:23 – And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

2 Corinthians 5:15 – and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

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Ephesians 2:8, 9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ezekiel 33:11 – ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways!

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10

Matthew 25:35:40 – For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, “Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?  And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?” The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”

Luke 9:48 – … and Jesus said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”         

Romans 8:31:34 – What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Psalm 103:2:4 – Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”

Philippians 1:21 – For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Revelation 7:9 –  After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;

Revelation 21:1:4 – Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them , and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

Hebrews 12:22, 23 – But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect

Rev 14:1:5 – Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.

 

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,

as though God were making an appeal through us;

we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God – 2 Corinthians 5:20

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12 Comments on “TWO ROADS”

  1. Heather E. Nelson April 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM #

    This is such a great resource …

  2. Peter Barker June 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Who is the painting by? I want to try and get a copy. Love it!

    • Nicholas Voss June 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM #

      I bought the print at a Christian bookstore twenty years ago and found it in storeage recently. I do not know who did it. I agree with you that it really is well done.

      • Paul Appleby February 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM #

        Hey Nicholas! I love this print, and was wondering if there was any chance you could photograph (or scan) the whole thing and share it. I was preaching on Matthew 7:13-14 last week and shared a bit of it with my congregation.

      • Nicholas Voss February 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM #

        Paul – This is a huge poster that I photographed. Not sure how to send it to you. Give me a few days to figure it out.

      • Paul Appleby February 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

        Thanks so much!

    • bob March 8, 2015 at 4:27 AM #

      I have the print looks really really old

      • bob jones July 24, 2015 at 2:20 PM #

        i have this print

      • M. Licerio September 17, 2015 at 10:25 PM #

        Hey Bob, was wondering if you know who created the two roads print, and if you could possibly let me know, this would be great for my evangelism ministry. I would even be willing to buy a copy from you. Please feel free to reach out to me so we could talk. Thank you, and God bless you and yours in Jesus name.

  3. PATRICK GALE February 4, 2016 at 12:50 PM #

    I have this print ,its not in wonderful condition,but if anyone is interested to know it is printed by Headley Bros,Litho Printers. Who are still in business after 130yrs . I am not a religious person but do find it very interesting and can relate to the lessons it is preaching .

  4. Chad Yost May 1, 2016 at 3:56 PM #

    Where can I find a copy off this print? Thanks!

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