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      12-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #66
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128, don't go away. I enjoy reading this, even if I have a differing opinion/interpretation (aka free will)

My recollections, from a Roman Catholic background:
Jesus was the sacrificial lamb that was sacrificed to open the door to heaven. Before him no one who died ever made it. They weren't cast into hell, but still without the sacrifice of obedience to the death on the cross, that door was closed. Hence why it was via Jesus that all were saved. But equally, the path the heaven leads directly thru Jesus, and acknowledging him as the Son. Without that, no ticket. So the path is AVAILABLE to all (Jews and Gentiles) but you must use your free will and choose to accept Jesus as your savior to make that journey.