God is talking to a sinful nation that doesn't know how close to the edge it is. It clearly states in the book of Matthew that wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be which go in. But straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life and few will find it. He said one God, one faith, and one baptism. People perish for a lack of knowledge. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Everyone who thinks they are going to heaven must read this book.