How many people will be saved?

"How many people will be saved?" It's one of the million-dollar questions. Well, what if you could ask Jesus straight up? Good news -- Scripture records just such a conversation. Let's see how Jesus answers it.

In Luke 13:23, someone came up to Jesus in one of the Jewish towns he was working his way through and asked, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" Bingo.

Here's Jesus' bone-jarring answer: not many.

This morning as I let that sink in, I trembled at the thought. Not many. And maybe the not in the not many includes people I care deeply about. Some of them are undoubtedly church friends.

I have more to say (and I will post again about this), but I think I'll stop there for now. Shall we let "not many" sink in? What happens if we do?


  1. Patti and I have had this conversation more than once and it masquerades us "troubled", but also motivated. Ultimately, we must choose to surrender to LOVE, then live as His witnesses.


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