Everyone is going to heaven, but there is no place in the kingdom of God for sinners.
How can these things be? Here’s how: Everyone is going to heaven because as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:22). Sinners get to heaven because whoever does not become free of sin before he dies, becomes free of it when he dies (Romans 6:7). Thus, everyone gets into the kingdom of God once they die. God’s goal for us, however, is that we get into it before we die.
As for this life, God has chosen gladly to give us the kingdom but we must become free of sin if we are to enter it. This is the thrust of all New Testament teaching: embrace the Lord Jesus Christ in faith so that He might bless you by turning you from your wicked ways. The apostles knew that the unrighteous would not inherit the kingdom. Therefore, they were zealous to see that everyone “cleansed their hands” and “purified their hearts.” If we want to escape the wrath of God and enter into the sanctuary of His kingdom, we must take to heart what the prophets and the apostles wrote that we should do: in a word, repent.
Calling Jesus “Lord” is not enough to gain access to the kingdom. We must actually do what He says.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.