Do you really think you are a good person and God will allow you into heaven because your good deeds outweigh your bad ones? By whose standards of what is good are you going by? By your own? By what you learned in your journey in this world? Because you didn’t kill anyone? Because you are not a criminal? There are criminals in prison right now that will see the Kingdom of God and there are pastors who are well-beloved that will go to hell. That sounds awful but it is true. It is because a prisoner in godly-sorrow genuinely repent of his sins and confess them to the Lord and call upon Him for salvation in prison. He can change his life by turning to God even if he has to spend his life in prison for the consequences for his sins.
Now the pastor who decieves people for money and promises them healing or financial success, jokes when he pastors, will not speak of hell and the fear of the Lord and give people the true gospel message and use apostate versions of the bible are sending people away from the truth. The false prophets were teaching smooth words to tickle the ears of their followers loving their place as celebrities in a false arena spirituality. They will not name the sins. There are many famous spiritual people who look like they are Christian and they are doing this very thing. TBN pastors, Joel Osteen, Max Lucado, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyers, John Hagee and many others are in this catagory of false teachers. Many of you are watching these people. You are probably angry that I am even mentioning these people. They seem like bible believing Christians, I know, but each one is very deceptive. Truth and lie together fool you, that is why it is deception.
When I first became a Christian, believed there was a Jesus before I commited my life to Him. I didn’t read the bible but I just knew there was a Jesus and there was a bible. I knew God was good and loved me and since I wasnt killing anyone, I was a good person so it was a good chance for me to get into heaven. I wasnt worried. I was into horoscopes and Mother Earth. I in all sorts of sins that the world doesnt make us think anything was wrong with. Fornication is no big deal in the USA and adultrey is just part of life, it just happens. As long as you are not hurting anyone, what does it matter? Abortion is just what us women have to do when we are not ready for parenthood. All sorts of sins are justified in our minds. But these sins are not justified by God. God sets the standards. God tells us what is right and wrong, not our own feelings or opinions. Your righteousness is filthy rags before the Lord. The bible is the source of truth and there are many attackers of the bible. These people who attack the bible are hell-bound. They refuse the truth from GOD. They have already rejected Him. There are those who promote a false version as well. All the modern versions come from the Alexandrian Version which is a Vatican version. It eliminates verses and thousands of words. I have been here also, and like those like me, we have come out of that blindness. If you haven’t yet, I hope you will do research on the subject.
All the apostate ministries love the new versions. Here is a list in the King James Bible that show you the sins of the world. I was on this list before. The day I read I was on one of these lists, is the day I started to cry and realize I wasn’t going to heaven like I thought I was and I searched to know God and to find Him and know Him as God and submit to His ways not mine. His ways are above mine. Who was I to say I was going to heaven by my own righteousness beliefs about what is right and wrong? It is ludacris to believe you can live in a sinful lifestyle and go to heaven.
One more thing before you read the following verses, when I first believed, I was reading a modern version, most of my sins and desires for sins had went instantly and I had received the Holy Spirit but the few sins I could not get rid of were pushed out of my life when I started to use the King James Bible which will open your eyes and help you to see more clearly what is sin, who is Jesus and what is our purpose in life.
1Cornithians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neitherfornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, norcovetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:3-7 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, andsorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Word List with Definitions
abominable – unclean and destestable
abusers of themselves with mankind
adultery – sex outside of a marriage
covetous – desiring and lusting after things that you shouldnt like another’s wife, another’s things
drunkenness – making drinking your lifestyle
envyings – liking the wrong kind of people
effeminate – sodomite, homosexual, like a woman when u are not
emulations – competing in order to excell for wrong honor, depressing others
extortioners – getting something from another by force or threats
fearful – without courage to do what is right, allowing wrong things to happen out of fear
filthiness – morally impure, sinful practices
foolish talking – talk that is foolish, without wisdom
fornicators – sex before marriage
hatred – despising what is good
idolaters – people who put another god, goddess or people or things above the true God ; pagan
jesting – filthy jokes
lasciviousness – flirting lustfully to cause others to fornicate, commit adultry or engage in their filth
murderers – people who selfishly kill others, wrongful killing
revellings – hanging out with immoral people
seditions – causing commotions and being rebellious
sorcerers – dealing with magic, mediums, witchcraft, divination, power from something other than God
thieves – people who steal
unbelieving – people who reject God and spiritual things of God
uncleanness – lewdness, filthiness, disgusting acts or ways, impurity
revilers – people who scorn and discredit a good person or try to shame them publically
strife – causing problems all the time
variance – constant disagreements and discord
whoremongers (Prov 23:27-28) – people who like the company of fornicators and whores
wrath (James 1:19-20) very angry or putting anger into words or action