SPECIAL TOPIC: "DOOR" IN THE NT

The NT uses "door" in several senses.

1. literal

a. of homes, Matt. 6:6; Mark 1:33; 2:2; 11:7, upper room, John 20:19,26

b. of the temple, Acts 3:2; 21:30

c. of a prison, Acts 5:19,23; 12:6; 16:26-27

d. of a tomb, Matt. 27:60; 28:2; Mark 15:46; 16:3

e. of a sheepfold, John 10:1,2

f. of a courtyard, John 18:16; Acts 12:13

2. metaphorical

a. nearness of time, Matt. 24:33; Mark 13:29; Acts 5:9; James 5:9

b. restriction on entrance to true faith, Matt. 7:13-14; Luke 13:24; Rev. 3:20

c. opportunity of saving faith lost, Matt. 25:10; Luke 13:25; Rev. 3:7

d. opportunity of saving faith, Acts 14:27; Rev. 3:7

e. opportunity for ministry, 1 Cor. 16:9; 2 Cor.2:12; Col. 4:3; Rev. 3:8

f. revelation, Rev. 4:1; 19:11

3. title for Jesus, John 10:7,9

 

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