Because the vast portion of the modern church has become the world...

This web site exists to evangelize them while edifying True Disciples of Christ.

My brother in Christ, Steve Rau, wrote all of these articles. Unfortunately I have not heard from him in years and have had no replies to my attempts to contact him. I pray he is ok in this life, or awaiting the Lord's day in the place where there is the bright spring of water. I keep this site running to honor him and keep his words alive and working for Jesus, even in his absence.

What we're all about:

Bear your Cross Slave of Christ! Go through the pain, agony and torment of becoming Christ's outcast amongst this wicked and twisted generation!

Crucify the sinful deeds of the flesh. Deny yourselves! Store up for yourselves gold, silver and precious stones. For the deeds done in the body, will be judged by fire to reveal the true motive and nature of each ones work.

12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many". Matthew 7:13

By entering into the narrow gate daily, we in turn, crucify ourselves with Christ. And crucifying yourself, by putting to death the deeds of the flesh, you enter in through the narrow gate. The two are interchangeable and inseparable and result in the heavenly reward which will be consummated and decided by fire, on that great day of judgment, at the feet of Christ. See to it that this process of elimination by fire, does not leave you with nothing more than chaff and ashes issuing forth from wood, hay and stubble. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:15-17

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In Matthew 16:27 the Lord Jesus spoke of coming in the glory of the Father with a reward for His people. This does not refer to Salvation, because Salvation is not a reward, but a gift. A gift is free; a reward requires us to pay a price. When the Lord comes in the glory of the Father, He will reward us. What is this reward? It is the marriage feast mentioned in Matthew 25. The ones who are ready will be rewarded with the marriage feast. If you have the extra portion of oil, meaning that you are prepared, matured, possessed and occupied by Christ, you will enter into the marriage feast as your reward. And ultimately, reign with Christ in His millennial reign thereafter.

I am quite concerned that many of us, who call ourselves "Christians" may miss this reward. We very well may be saved, but it's still possible to miss the reward of the marriage feast and Christ's Millennial reign where our newly obtained crowns will begin to take on meaning and sustenance in a very subjective fashion. Consider the five foolish virgins who were truly saved, but were not allowed to enter into the marriage feast. They were virgins, just like the five prudent ones. But they were unprepared and foolish in their day to day lives, obviously not entering in through the narrow gate by denying themselves daily, by taking up their cross and following Him, counting themselves worthy to be called His Disciples. They could never lose their Salvation, but nevertheless, they were not allowed to enter into the marriage feast. To be saved is one thing: to enter the marriage feast is another. To be saved is a matter of salvation; to be in the marriage feast is a matter of reward.

How can we obtain this reward? It is by denying the soulish-life of the flesh, by denying the self and by keeping the self on the cross.

May we all be, day in and day out, Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate. And thereby we can hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant; enter in".

The title "Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate" is a poetic play on specific doctrines, words and implications found in the scriptures. The intent behind the name of this ministry, is to poetically convey, express, relate and communicatively siphon the whole of what it is, to be a genuine follower of Christ.

We are "Crucified With Christ" . Galatians 2:20

Therefore, through the power of the Spirit, we are to crucify, mortify and put to death the sinful deeds of the flesh. Romans 8:13, Colossians 3:5, Matthew 18:9.

OUR cross is a continuation and direct extension of His Cross. Whatever put Him to death...must be what is perpetually put to death in our day to day lives as well. Whatever caused Him to be made sin on our behalf (2 Corinthians 5:21), must be the equivalent of what is denied and crucified in our lives daily.

"He who loses His life (what sin wants you to do, or what you want to do with it) for my sake will find it." -Luke 9:24-

The daily denial of sin by and through the carrying of our cross, is the equivalent and spiritual-synonym of "entering in by the narrow gate". With each passing day many "gates" are set before us...some wide...some narrow. But with each decision made, only one is the gateway that leads to brutal devotion to Christ. The Christian Life is a life of choice...and the outcome of these choices will decide whether you are a True Disciple or not.

"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

When the above becomes your daily experience...when intensely-severe devotion to Christ becomes your daily addiction... THIS is what it means to become "Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate". Luke 9:23, Matthew 10:38, Luke 14:27.

When your recklessness is found in Christ as opposed to your sin...you are presently experiencing what is conveyed by the name and title of this ministry.

With each passing day, may we all become more obedient unto the transformation and progression of what it means to be "Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate".


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In regard to those involved in self-inflicted error and utter disobedience to what is found in scripture: You cannot successfully warn those who have made themselves incapable of being warned.

You cannot successfully evangelize those who are hell-bent on apostatizing.

You cannot convince people, such as this, of the Truth. People who have reached the point of Apostasy, a seared over conscience and have entered into unholy matrimony with their spiritual-deception...such people as these are no longer capable of deciphering between right and wrong.

But nevertheless: I HAVE A CALLING BEFORE GOD TO SPEAK TRUTH...NO MATTER WHAT. My hope, in what you see on this page, is that one man's denial of truth can be another man's example and contrast as to what truth REALLY is.

One person's denial of truth can be another person's inlet as to what Truth IS.

When we are obedient to uphold theTruth of scripture, by way of apologetics, the Lord uses the denial of truth as a way, example and channel to initiate others into the authenticity and reality of Truth.

Never stop upholding scripture as the ultimate Truth. Never stop believing that scripture alone is the ultimate Truth. Never stop the defense of the utmost superiority and supremacy of scripture as being the ONLY method by which we derive the saving and pure Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ .

Sola Scriptura!

Sola Scriptura is a Latin ablative, that means "by Scripture alone") It is the Protestant Christian doctrine that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.

Scripture alone is God's voice...if it's not in scripture...it's devoid of God...period.

I may not be able to convince all of the naysayers...but in my effort, my only hope, my only wish, my only prayer, is that a multitude of observatory-spectators will be edified, built up and encouraged by being inundated with the pure doctrine of scripture.

This page is an evangelical outreach to the church...not to the world. But before you judge me as being disobedient to the Lord's command in Matthew 28 to "go into all the world and preach the Gospel" ...please note: The "Church" HAS become the world and soon the world WILL become the "Church" (note the quotation marks). This is the tacticality of Satan to merge ALL THINGS into one...the New World Order of a One World Religion. Because of this, I am distraught...this page is a love letter and beacon for ALL genuinely true and authentic saints to steer clear of the apostasy that is upon us. It seems unlikely (at least so far) that it's possible to convince one who is under the seared-over bewitching of this current age to "Come out of Her". But again, so long as I can keep even ONE from "Going Into Her"...it would ALL be worth it.

What good does it do for the "church" to evangelize the world when the vast majority of them haven't been properly evangelized unto salvation themselves?

What good does it do for the "church" to evangelize the world when the "church" themselves ARE the world?

This is the intentional blurring of the black and white truth of God's Holy Word into the overlapping and demonically grey area of Satan's infiltration and confusion of absolute Truth. Why? To evangelize people into a "church" that is the world. To "save" people according to a gospel that is devoid of ALL saving qualities. To bring people OUT of the world into a salvation that IS OF THE WORLD. This is the counterfeit of the ages. The "church" is playing into Satan's Magnum Opus...his final defense before the Return of Christ.

THIS is why I am called to evangelize the church: Because the church has become the world. If you're not evangelizing what is so commonly accepted as "the church" you are missing a VAST portion of the world by which to fulfill and become obedient to Matthew 28:19

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