“Beware of the Door With Too Many Keys”

Too Many KeysWhile listening to an audiobook this morning, I heard the author quote an old Portuguese proverb:  “Beware of the door with too many keys.”  He was applying the proverb to a different subject, but it brought my mind to the simplicity of Christianity.

I am thankful that there are not “too many keys” to our faith.  The message of Christianity is very simple:  “The just shall live by faith.”  (Romans 1:17)

To elaborate a bit,  you could look at that message delineated like this:

  • We are all sinners.  (Romans 3:23)
  • There is a penalty for that sin.  (Romans 6:23)
  • Jesus paid the penalty for our sins.  (Romans 5:8)
  • Whoever will call on the Lord in faith will be rescued from that penalty.  (Romans 10:9-10)

 

That’s it.  Very simple.

False religions, on the other hand, tend to complicate and confuse.  In light of that, I would say, “Beware of the door with too many keys.”

 

Chris Russell

Veritas Church (Cincinnati, OH)

http://www.biblestudytools.com/blogs/chris-russell/

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