Summary: Setting forth the exclusiveness; the inclusiveness; and the conclusiveness of Christ as the only door to heaven, with scriptural support for each point.
THE ONLY DOOR TO HEAVEN
"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." John 10:9
I. The exclusiveness of Christ the Door: "I am the door"
Many of us remember the little chorus often sung in Sunday School: "One door, and only one, and yet the sides are two; inside and outside…on which side are you?"
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
II. The inclusiveness of Christ the Door: "If anyone enters through Me…"
"Hence, also, He is able to save completely and forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make inter-cession for them." Hebrews 7:25 (literal translation).
III. The conclusiveness of Christ the Door: "He shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
1. Our eternal destiny is forever secured: "He shall be saved!"
2. Perfect freedom is given to us: "…and shall go in and out…"
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
"Jesus said to him, ’I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." John 14:6
"For law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:2
3. Ample provision is assured: "…and find pasture."
Grace for every trial
Strength for every task
Wisdom for every decision
Courage for every battle
Light in every dark place through which we will ever pass
Comfort in every sorrow
Encouragement in every disappointment
Sustenance for every daily need