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In Heavenly Terms ...

One of the biggest obstacles for people in this generation to understand Christianity is how Jesus could be the one way to God?

There are many great answers to this question, but one that is not often considered is an obscure passage in the book of Revelation in the Bible. It explains in heavenly terms, why every person must depend on Christ alone for salvation.

It's one of those passages that would be difficult to explain in anything other than heavenly terms:

"Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

  Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying:

   “You are worthy to take the scroll 
   and to open its seals, 
  because you were slain, 
   and with your blood you purchased for God 
   persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 
  You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, 
   and they will reign on the earth.”

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying:

   “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, 
   to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength 
   and honor and glory and praise!”

 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

   “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb 
   be praise and honor and glory and power, 
for ever and ever!”

The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. (Revelation 5, NIV).

Let's break it down: There's this scroll ... (maybe the Lamb's Book of Life - with the names of those who are allowed in heaven?) which is sealed seven times and no one could open - except for the Lamb who was slain - Jesus! All of heaven worships Him!