Hearing & Obeying God's Word Essential To Heavenly Entrance
Robert and his wife Susan encouraged Judy to say the "Sinners Prayer (Born Again Prayer (John 3:1-8)". Judy said the prayer. Robert and Sue then praised God and told Judy that she was now Saved and was guaranteed (assured) to enter Heaven (at death or rapture). If we confess and believe on Jesus Christ is that all we need to enter Heaven (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10, 13)? This article uses the Bible to examine the "Heavenly Assurance" belief.
Does Our Good Hearts (Righteousness), Ways Or Personalities Assure (Guarantee) Our Heavenly Entrance?
John was a very good man. He was very active in the communtiy and helping others. He was always helping his neighbors. John joined a Christian Church and was very active. John loved the Jesus he knew. John gave Jesus prayers of thanks daily and personal prayers three times a week. John was very busy helping others and didnt have time to read the Bible. John never shared Jesus with others unless they initiated the conversation. John thought it was rude to introduce Jesus to those who had their own outlooks and ways. Was John saved because he loved Jesus?
The Bible tells its readers about Job. Job was a very righteous (upright) man (Job 1:1). There was something about Job that led God to turn Job over to Satan for testing (Job 1:1-10; Job 2:1-10). When under Satan's pressure Job complained that his integrity (his ways of doing things and his outlooks) was more righteous than God's Ways (Job 3:1-26; Job 4:1, 17; Job 35:1-2). God finally appeared and corrected Job's foolish (without actual knowledge) thinking (Job 38:1-2). After God reproved Job and reminded Job that He was Almighty and All Knowing God, Job humbly repented (Job 42:1-6).
It is not our "good" works or "neighborly (loving)" ways that assure us or guarantee to us that we will enter Heaven. Jesus Christ said that it is the keeping and obeying of God's Word (the Holy Bible) that proves we love God and that we will enter Heaven (John 15:10,14; Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:13-29).
A person must hear, learn, obey and speak God's Holy Word in order to enter Heaven (Matthew 4:1-11; John 17:17; John 15:10,14; Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:13-29). The person is to pray to God (Acts 2:42), repent of their sins (Mark 3:2; 1 John 1:7-10) and ask for God's Holy Spirit to help them learn (hear) and obey God's Word (John 14:26; Acts Chapter 2). From that moment forward they are to seek the Bible's God and live a Holy Spirit led Christian life (Matthew 7:7; Matthew 16:24; Matthew 4:19; Matthew 3:13-Matthew 4:1-11).
If our way, our behaviors, or our religious functions are not in harmony with God's Will and Way as He expressed in the Holy Bible it is an abomination to God. God will Judge and Cast such "ungodly (satanic)" ways into Hell's Fire (Matthew 7:13-29; John 14:6-7).
Jesus describes the church mentality that He will forsake (judge) and the Church mentality that He will allow into Heaven at Revelation Chapter 2 and Revelation Chapter 3. You can view that information here > http://www.articlesbase.com/christianity-articles/the-beast-antichrist-satans-synagogue-christians-revelation-chapters-2-3-6117334.html
What Should Judy And John Have Done
When Judy said the "Sinners Prayer (Born Again)" prayer. This was wonderful! It doesnot matter how we humans feel. What matters is that God is Faithful and Good (1 Corinthians 1:9; Psalm 73:1). He has promised to adopt any person who believes on and who confesses Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-13). Once adopted that person is commandment to bear fruit in God's Word (God's Will) and Holy Spirit (Read All Of John Chapter 15 and Matthew 7:21-29).
If any Christian or person fails to grow the way God commanded they won't be raptured and will only inherit Heaven through purging (such as the Great Tribulation-Please visit the above Revelation Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 lin above for full information on the Great Tribulation) (John 15:1-end; John 15:10-14). Judy would have to contining growing in the Word and Will of God to be Saved. That's the only way her Heavenly Salvation would be Blessed or Assured (Matthew 7:13-29).
John was very close to inheriting the Kingdom of God (Mark 10:17-23). John's "sin" was similar to Job's sins. He failed to submit to God's Way and Righteousness. We must do things the way God commands us to do in His Holy Bible. We must not think we have a better or more "modern" way. God is All Knowing and All Sufficient. He is the Same Yesterday and Today (Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 22:18-20; John 14:6-7; John 17:17; John 15:10-14; Matthew 7:13-29; Hebrews 13:8; Mark 10:17-23). Unless John repented and did things God's Way he also wouldnot be entering Heaven (Revelation 2:5, 16; Hebrews 4:11-12; Revelation 2:22; Revelation 3:19; Revelation 3:3).
May we all repent and seek the Holy Spirit's leadership to bear the fruits which God is seeking and which assures us of Heavenly Salvation (Matthew 3:2; John 14:26; Acts Chapter 2; John Chapter 15; Matthew 7:13-29).
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