“The Gate of Heaven is Open Unto All”

Bryan Richards

Everyone would like a personal invitation from God. But the invitation has been given, the opportunity availed, and the gate already opened. The responsibility is ours to respond to the invitation—’Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me. I am Jesus Christ’ (DC 19:23-4). And, ’he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile’ (2 Nephi 26:33).

Neal A. Maxwell

“‘The man of Christ’ knows that a loving, living, and revealing God did not, as some imply, suddenly lose interest in mankind about A.D. 100, grow bored, and wander off into space. The disciple worships an unchanging God, and proclaims that the good tidings are brought anew; for the gospel is not merely a gospel for one age, for one people, or for one place—it is a gospel for the galaxies!” (Ensign, May 1975, p. 101)