160. “…the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate…” (John 10:1).
There is only one plan. There is only one shepherd. There is only one gate. Saving faith is more than the choice to believe in Jesus. It also requires the choice to believe in no other. Throughout human history, mankind has sought to keep his options open, to worship whatever might be as though it is rather than to worship what is and that alone. The Lord is One, One God, one faith, one baptism–this is the math that leads to eternal life. Any who would enter the true Gate will see it is a narrow Gate–too narrow to bring other options inside.