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    the/a narrow gate

    "Enter through the narrow gate." in the Bible.
    I wonder why this is 'THE narrow gate'.
    Couldn't it be 'A narrow gate'? Is it
    a one single particular gate?
    Thank you.

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    Re: the/a narrow gate

    It is THE narrow gate, as it is compared to the wide one, being two distinct paths to follow.

    "Broad & spacious is the road leading off into destruction, but narrow & cramped is the road leading to life" (best I can remember!) Matthew 7:13

    Meaning: The Christian lifestyle is not easy to follow and requires effort "narrow gate/road" - it is much easier to 'take the wide road/gate'.

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    Re: the/a narrow gate

    Thank you very much, Hobbes.

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