“Few There Be That Find It”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

“The scriptures speak often of a ’strait gate’ and a ’narrow way’ which lead unto that life which we have come to know as eternal life. Stress is frequently placed upon the fact that ’few’ will ultimately get onto that path and navigate that course which will result in a saved condition hereafter ...”

“Strait Is the Gate and Narrow Is the Way, Which Leadeth Unto Life”

Those who come into the true Church leave the broad road and begin their journey to exaltation along a strait and narrow path. That path, the gospel path, must be navigated with care. That is to say, once a person enters through the gospel gate, in turnstile fashion, his life is different. As time passes he finds there are fewer and fewer things he can do in the world and still retain the influence and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

At first, such seems restrictive but in time he begins to feel and sense the liberating power which flows from Christ to him through the covenants and ordinances of the gospel. What at first may have been viewed as air infringement on his liberties is now seen to he the very key to personal freedom and peace. He has come to know the Lord, who is the Truth, and the Truth has made him free (see John 8:31-32).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4