He (the Hater) reached the threshold of eternity and found the doorway of the worlds not only open but clearly ripped away. He strained to hear the everlasting wail, the eternal dying which he loved. All was silent. Then he heard the Song.
“No,” he cried. “Give me back the door and key for this is my domain.” He felt again and found the great key at his waist had disappeared.
“Where is the key? Where is the key?” the Hater cried. But all the while the Hater knew. Each man on Terra had a key. And never could they come into the Canyon of the Damned unless they chose to do it. To live there, men would have to reject the Song. . .
This is the victory that Christ won. Death no longer has dominion. Life has been established as the stronger. Only those who reject life and embrace death will receive eternal separation from God. As Miller so aptly puts it in an imaginary conversation between a man and God,
“God, can you be merciful and send me off to hell and lock me in forever?”
“No, Pilgrim, I will not send you there, but if you chose to go there, I could never lock you out.”
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