Everyone is invited to be there. But, not just anyone gets in.
Getting there is difficult. Frankly, I doubt you ever will. What do you say?
“Few there be that find it”
It’s not that salvation is complicated. It is actually so simple. The difficult thing is – the heart. If you keep your wild and crazy heart pumped-up too long, God might eventually give you a free rein. And that will be the end of you, lost.
The straight and narrow road to Heaven is still open and available. There is a very real chance for you to get on it, today. Your choice.
The biggest choice we all make, one way or another, is:
Are you going with God?
– Source: Two roads to die for
This Kingdom is very Exclusive (meaning of “exclusive”)
No shirt nor shoes? Not entering.
Not holy? Not entering.
Living life “your way”? Not entering.
Got Jesus? Entrance granted.
Following Jesus with sincerity and truth is the only route given to us by God. THAT is exclusive.
Before you get to the entrance, you must be saved. When we get born again, God Himself declares us legally “holy” before His Court of Justice, and then He will work with us non-stop to walk in His Ways. We are transformed instantly, given new standing, and made “a child of the King”.
“To those who have received
a faith of the same [b]kind as ours,
[c]by the righteousness of
our God and Savior, Jesus Christ”
– 2 Peter 1: verse 1
How important to “be on the same page with” God. There is no other page! We are His creation, so He gets to make the rules.
God is damn right, and you damn well better get your thinking right before it is too late. There is hell to pay for those who don’t.
God is a damning God. [He is the Potter.] Without the forgiveness of Christ – you are a God damned puny mud-man. Mere men. 1 And His judgment is eternal.
Your thinking is a vapor in the wind, whereas God’s Word is eternal – and real.
– Source: The Damning God
You are a mere man, a created human, living-out your days on God’s earth until He then deigns to call you up front in His Court to His Throne of Judgement, and says to you, “What did you do with my Son, Jesus?” 2
God is all that matters. He matters because on That Day, someday, we (every one of us!) will stand before Him, the Ultimate Judge, to give an ultimate accounting. And if what you think is not what God thinks, then… who is out-of-line? Who has the wrong “think”? Is it God!? Is it God that doesn’t have His thinking straight? Or is it you?
And so THEN, what are you going to do in That Day? Argue and plead with the Almighty? You really think THAT will work? You are the putty, the mud, in the Sculptor’s hands. Is the mud to question the potter? I stand amazed looking at the arrogant mud-man shaking his puny little mud-fist — at God, the Potter! At God! Ha! What impudence. What futility, despair, regret.
– Source: The Damning God
He will not ask you what you think. He might not ask you anything. Maybe your whole life will flash before you in an instant, and you will stand there confounded, condemned, with all your sin unforgiven – all on you.
– Source: Following Someone
A salvation experience that does not lead to obedience to Christ, is not “a faith of the same [b -value] kind as ours“, as Peter says (2 Peter 1:1). [See also: Hebrews 10:29] With that kind of faith, you are still lost, still unsaved, still damned, faith-less, fickle and deceived by the Evil One. You are kidding yourself, with that kind of “faith”. You have passed-by your only hope.
God’s forgiveness is so powerful and so mysterious. But we know what He requires of us. We have His Word, the Bible.
-Source: Entrance Granted Into the Eternal
Think of sin as a virus
If your faith differs from “the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul“, then your faith is not a virus killer – it is a killer virus itself! It does not kill-off your sin, it is complicit with your sins.
If your type of faith is a variant of what the Bible actually teaches, then your “faith” is actually a killer virus. With a variant, your “salvation” is not the real thing. Counterfeit faiths are worthless at the pearly gates.
“Don’t fool yourself by your limited thinking.
Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live?
Unjust people who don’t care about God
will not be joining in his kingdom….“
– Source: Limited Thinking; Swift’s Amped-up Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 6:9-20