People want to go to heaven when they die because they don’t want to go to hell, they want to avoid punishment. They don’t want to go to heaven because they love Jesus and they love God, it is just because they want to avoid pain and suffering. People are lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
As the apostle Paul also wrote to Timothy in 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; AVOID SUCH MEN AS THESE.“
Unfortunately those are the men that are sitting in churches today. They are pleasure seekers, churches are full of professing sinners. They say:”We are all sinners,” and therefor they have appointed for themselves preachers and teachers that tickle their ears, that make them feel GOOD AND INTERPRET THE SCRIPTURES TO THEIR LIKING. They are looking for a GOOD CHURCH with good entertainment, nice seats and “good” doctrine, but they don’t love Jesus. They hate Him, they won’t obey Him. They love their sin. They say:”We are all sinners,” and they are! They are on their way to hell and they don’t even realize it. They quote scriptures to “prove” to you that they have salvation but they do nOt love the Savior, they do not know Him and they do not obey Him. He will say to them:”Go away I never knew you.”
If you want eternal life, all you need is Jesus Christ and His words, the WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE as they are also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If you OBEY those words, REPENT and TURN from serving yourself, and you are baptized in water, you seek Jesus with all your heart, you OBEY His words then He will reveal Himself to you, he will give His Holy spirit to live IN you, to GUIDE you, to TEACH you and to LEAD you into all truth. His Holy Spirit will also remind you of His words as written in the gospels. If you OBEY THOSE WORDS you will have eternal life.
Without Jesus you have NOTHING, no hopE, no future. If you do not love Him and OBEY Him you will perish. SEEK Jesus, FIND Him, OBEY Him and STAY with Him until the very, very end. LOVE Him or you will perish. Are you a lover of God or a lover of pleasure? Are you seeking pleasure or are you seeking to be pleasing to Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.
So thankful for truth. It’s not always easy to read, but absolutely needed.