“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)



For further reading, growth, and encouragement, check out some of these great sites and blogs:

Kirk Cameron

Bible Study Tools Blogs

Desiring God Blog

The Gospel Coalition Blog

Al Mohler

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