A tool for opening a locked door. Used mainly symbolically in Scripture to speak of Jesus Christ’s victory over death and his authority over believers, or of the need of deliverance from the imprisonment brought to human nature by sin and the law.
Keys for opening doors
The symbolic use of keys
As a symbol of Jesus Christ’s ultimate victory over death and hell Rev 1:18
As a symbol of Jesus Christ’s authoritative ministry through his church Mt 16:19 Usually understood as illustrating how God’s forgiveness is made effective through preaching the gospel.