Mt. 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it..... 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. The vast majority in the professing kingdom of God are lost professors according to Christ's prophetic knowledge of judgement day. He says "many" are on their way to hell and it is this same "many" he will repudiate on judgment day. In contrast, he says very "few" find the true way of salvation. The "many" are in this predicament because of the teaching/preaching ministry of false prophets (Mt. 7:14-21). Jesus claimed that the gospel being preached by the Jews of his day made their converts a "two fold more child of hell" than themselves. Paul made it clear that all who preached "another gospel" are accursed and the particular distinction between the gospel of Christ and "another gospel" is the doctrinal position on justification as Galatians chapters 1-4 contrasts justification by grace versus justification by works. This is the same contrast found in Romans 3:24-5:2. In the context of Matthew 7 the distinction is not found in the contrasting houses or circumstantial problems (rain,wind) but in the "foundation" upon which the houses are built. The difference is between solid rock and sand, which is a mixture. That mixture is expressed by those whom Christ rejects when they profess "Lord, Lord.....have we not done." In direct contrast those who are not rejected have accomplished the will of the Father. That will has been expressed from the beginning of his sermon as seeking and obtaining a righteousness (Mt. 7:5) that exceeds the righteousness of the religious do-gooders of that day, a righteousness equal to God's own righteousness (Mt. 7:46). The solid "rock" foundation is the righteousness of God found only in Christ. The pivotal point of the true doctrine of justification is "grace" defined as "without works" versus "grace" defined as inclusive of works with regard to justification by faith. However, the ultimate pivotal point is the final consequence which is the eternal security of true believers. The true doctrine of justification will "lose nothing" OF ALL that the Father has given Christ as "all" who are given by the Father will come to Christ by faith which means Christ shall "lose nothing" whereas the false doctrine of justification is ultimately revealed by its repudiation of eternal security of true believers determined ultimately by works rather than by grace. The acid test of the true gospel is that it obtains eternal life for all whom the Father has given to come to Christ by faith. The vast number of Christian denominations deny this acid gospel test and therefore are Christian "cults." I say it is the acid test because the only possible reason for "true" believers to fail to enter heaven is not failure on the part of Christ but failure on the part of the "true" Christian - meaning "bad" or "evil" works. Unbelief is an evil work. The only doctrine that supports the denial of eternal security of true believers is the doctrine that defines "grace" in justification as inclusive of works, and indeed that doctrine is essential for repudiating the eternal security of true believers. Hence, the acid test of true versus a false gospel is whether the ultimate consequence is anything other than heaven and ultimately determined by any work or lack of work performed by "true" believers. Remember, this is not an issue about whether or not one is a "true" believer, but whether a "true" believer can ultimately be lost - that is the acid test between the true and false gospel that is secured in the doctrine of justification by grace without works and can only be repudiated on the basis of the doctrine of justification inclusive of works. This is easy to prove as at least 60% of professed Christianity belongs to Catholicism (Roman and Eastern). The vast majority outside of Catholicism deny eternal security of true believers. This does not even account for those among true evangelical denominations who in spite of the true gospel have false professions due to easy believism and other factors. The fact that Christ says it is the "few" rather than the "many" that find true salvation proves the vast number of professed Christendom belong are not true Christians and thus cultic by profession. The vast majority of "Christian" denominations repudiate the essentials of the true gospel. I am saying that any denomination or church that repudiates the doctrine of eternal security of true believers is a cult as it denies the essentials of the gospel, and thus denies the most important doctrine in the Bible with regard to eternal consequences.