Crating or caging
Comments under yesterday’s post:
“I don’t know how regionalized it is, but where I’m at a cage is what you described, a crate is solid on all sides, except for the door.
I had a professor who told us that (in his opinion) what Jesus meant when he said that the only way to the Father is through him that he was not saying that only Christians could go to the Father, but that only by following his teachings would get us to that goal. Thus, many of those who are not Christian, but follow Jesus’s teaching “as if by the heart”, will be with the Father, while those who call themselves Christians, but fail to follow his teachings, will stand outside watching.”
The Modern Theologian