The door is open, you can see what is on the other side, but you won’t go through. As soon as the door slams shut, you want to go (like our dogs) - TOO LATE!
The time to enter will end
Grace will end
Entry gained by being willing to repent
Contrast between unrepentant hearers (Jews, atheists, etc.) and believers (Gentiles, faithful patriarchs, etc.)
Door open to those considered outcasts, closed to the religious elite who make their own way to God
Ark - took faith to enter
Passover - took faith to spread blood
Sheep’s door - shepherd rested at sheepfold entrance; shepherd was door to keep sheep safe
Tomb - door rolled away so we could see in
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
We like wide-open doors, gates, like entry to amusement park