"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;