There are 37 obvious warning passages,
which specifically mention one (or more) of these 5 criteria:
A - eternal life or eternal death (incl. the second death) … (25)
B - going to hell (or perdition) … (3)
C - not allowed to enter the kingdom of God (or heaven) … (5)
D - not being in the Lamb’s Book of Life … (1)
E - not allowed to enter the city of New Jerusalem … (3)
Why criterias C, D, and E are included is found at the bottom.
We are talking about 5 specific criteria for losing salvation!
And these are found in 11 different categories of warning passages.
Very strict standards have been applied for all 37 passages to qualify for inclusion.
Be faithful until death, endure to the end
A = Matt 10:22, Rev 2:10-11, 1 Tim 4:16, 1 Cor 15:1-2, 1 Pet 1:5-9,
---- Gal 6:7-8, Phil 2:12-16, Heb 2:1-4, Jude 1:20-21
B = Heb 10:36-39, 1 Tim 6:9-14
Do not be a slave to sin, do not sin
A = Rom 6:16-23, James 1:12-15, Rev 21:7-8, 2 Pet 2:20-22,
B = Mark 9:43-48
C = 1 Cor 6:9-10, Gal 5:19-21, Eph 5:3-6
E = Rev 21:27, Rev 22:14-15
See the interesting Note at the bottom about habitual sins which lead to eternal death.
Be a slave of obedience, obey the commandments, do the will of Father God
A = Matt 19:16-17, Rom 6:16-23
C = Matt 7:21
E = Rev 22:14-15
Be a slave of righteousness, practice righteousness, be righteous
A = Rom 6:16-23, Matt 25:45-46, Rom 2:5-11
C = 1 Cor 6:9-10
Do not be carnally minded, do not live according to the flesh, crucify the flesh
A = Rom 8:3-8, Rom 8:13-14, Gal 6:7-8
C = Gal 5:19-21
Know God, follow God, be led by the Spirit
A = John 17:3, John 10:27, Rom 8:13-14, Luke 9:23-24
Lose your worldly life, hate your life in this world, deny yourself
A = John 12:25, Luke 9:23-25
Make your call and election sure, work out your salvation
A = (special: Phil 2:12-16)
C = 2 Pet 1:10-11
Repent of your sins, confess your sins
A = 2 Cor 7:1-10, (special: 1 John 1:7-9)
Do not desire to be rich, do not love money
A = 1 Tim 6:17-19
B = 1 Tim 6:9-10
Be an overcomer
A = Rev 2:10-11, Rev 21:7-8
D = Rev 3:5
E = Rev 3:12
“And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you
to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes,
to be cast into hell fire” (Mark 9:47)
“Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world … inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these,
you did not do it to Me. And these will go away into everlasting punishment,
but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matt 25:34-46)
Entering the kingdom of God appears to be the opposite of being cast into hell.
Inheriting the kingdom of God appears to be for the righteous who gain eternal life.
So, we consider entering the kingdom of God/heaven as gaining eternal life.
“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
“But there shall by no means enter it (the New Jerusalem) anything that defiles,
or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in
the Lamb’s Book of Life.” (Rev 21:27)
Leading the honor role of habitual sins which lead to eternal death are fornication
and idolatry, and each is found in almost every passage in the Sin category.
And 3 of the passages contain murder in their long lists of sins.
Note: “… you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” (1 John 3:15)
This condemnation of one member of the list just serves as an example for all sins!