Matthew 7:13-14 "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: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
There are many avenues that are in that broad way to Hell and destruction. The ultimate way to Hell and destruction though is rejection of God's Son. People don't want to accept Christ because they don't want to do away with their sin. They are not willing to repent of their sin and go God's way.
Do you know that even some people that make a profession of faith will go to Hell? Many take it for granted that if a person says they are saved that they are automatically going to Heaven. This is not necessarily true.
Matthew 7:16-21 "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
A person can go to church every time the doors are open and still die and go to Hell. A person must see themselves a sinner lost and without God. Once seeing themselves a sinner they must confess that to God in their heart and turn from their sin and their old way of life and turn God's way. There must be repentance!!
When the heart turns toward God there will be a change in that person's life. So many are repeating a prayer and being "pronounced saved and going to Heaven" based on the prayer and what they said. It is not in what we say!! It is an attitude of the heart. Before I got saved I repeated a prayer and was "pronounced" saved. Nothing in my life changed. Four years later I got truly born-again. When I prayed that time I didn't pray for God to save me with my mouth. I asked God to forgive me of what I had done to destroy my marriage. But my heart cried out to God to save me. From that moment on my life changed. Now God deals with me on issues of separation. God deals with His children on these issues...not lost people. A lost person will be dealt with about salvation first.
God may be telling someone reading this you are unsaved. Don't push Him away.
If you profess to be saved....check up and make sure you are. The Bible tells us in II Corinthians 13:5 "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" If you're not...confess it to God and let Him into your heart and life. If you are....then praise Him and thank Him for the assurance He gives that you are.
I John 5:14 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."