I have observed the general attitude of all people I have interacted with and even as I watch the television and listen to radio. This attitude is seen most clearly in the movies industry. Many foolishly dismiss God as non-existent and so God says that they are FOOLISH! Two Psalms are written to emphasize this great truth – that atheists are fools (Psalm 14 and 53). They will soon find themselves before the judgment throne of God and answer for their utter foolishness of denying the Lord who created them, gave them life and provided for them. They will sooner than they expect know that they are in great terror.
Many others hope that God is not serious when He gives His commands and threatens punishment to all those who disobey. They hope that somehow God will overlook His own Word! “God is the most loving and because of His love, He will not throw His own people, people that He created in His own image to hell.” This is how many of them argue and comfort themselves!
As I studied many divine revelations from God’s Word regarding Heaven and Hell, there is one thing that is very consistent. The things God warned His people about, would come true at the last day, if they ignored His warning. So it’s useless to hope that God might break His Word, just because someone is a Christian. For example, when Jesus warned us, ‘unless you forgive your brother when he sins against you, your Heavenly Father will NOT forgive your sins.’ This is true, even if you’re the pastor of a 10,000 member church, or bishop of a church with a billion members, or the most powerful religious leader in the world. So His warnings must be taken seriously, by everyone.
God is holy – in fact thrice holy! He is not going to overlook any sin. And He will not allow any sin in His presence in glory. He will punish all evil doers because He has said, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice sexual immorality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1Cor. 6:9-10)
How else do you think people who practice all these unrighteousness explain this passage (and many more others)? They think that God is not very serious about the keeping of His own commands. He is not serious (or even worse – because this is what it is in effect, it is not true, God is lying!) When the commands are ignored, brushed aside and disobeyed, people are saying that God is not to be taken seriously. Therefore, people are sexually immoral – the unmarried and married alike are involved in multiple relationships, they deceive to conceal their outrageous conduct, sometimes then even kill to cover up (like king David!) Homosexuals whether men or women, whether bishops or pimps on the streets, young or old, have no place in the kingdom of God others have no place for God, regardless of what human rights society organizations say.
Many others they live to accumulate and amass wealth at all cost… materialism wherever it is – in the church or in the governments or any society, will not be accommodated in heaven by God. Thieves who are as materialistic and lazy as well as greedy, will be locked out of God’s kingdom. Those who love wild parties – of drinking and reviling. Spending all they have for pleasure instead of spending on that which is satisfying, they spend it on fleeting pleasures of this world. These are men who want to gratify the flesh not to glorify God. These are people who are unwilling to invest in eternity – they only invest here on earth, where diseases, moths, thieves and rust soon take away from them. They are left with nothing by the time of their death and by then God also rejects them because they lived a life of rejecting God, who gave them life and everything they have.
The tragedy is this, in several revelations of Hell in God’s Word, there are many Christians that wound up in hell, because they falsely assumed that God would NOT carry out His Word.
We know that by the shed blood of Jesus we are able to get forgiveness for our sins, but it doesn’t allow us to flippantly and continually violate God’s commandments, and live a reckless life. And Christians that do continually break God’s commandments, without repentance, their salvation IS in jeopardy. This is consistent with scripture.
My friend, If looking at your life, all you can see is gross abuse of your body, your life, your resources, God has given the way in which sinners are to obtain pardon for their sins, as terrible as they are. This is by trusting in the Jesus Christ. God has said that, “…. Let it be known to everyone of you and to all the people of Israel that by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10 – 12)
Beg Christ to forgive you all your sins now, no matter how terrible you have been, He can forgive you. No matter how carelessly, the Lord will give you the forgives of your sins. The Lord is full of compassion and abounding in love. Believe in Christ now!