The so called GRACE GOSPEL that is preached by many people is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. It is not true, it is a LIE. You cannot just believe in Jesus Christ and have salvation, we have to OBEY Jesus Christ to have salvation.
John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Let us read his words are they are recorded in Matthew 3:
” 1Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
3For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
“THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS,
‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”
4Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10“The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Jesus Christ will not brush over sin. We have to be pure and holy to come into His presence. We have to be WORTHY of Him to enter His kingdom. We have to REPENT and bear fruit in keeping with repentance to live and walk and be in the presence of Jesus Christ. We have to bear GOOD FRUIT, the fruit that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ, being in UTTER OBEDIENCE to Him in order to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Let us read the words of Jesus as they are recorded in John 15:1
1“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned ”
The only way that we can ABIDE IN Jesus Christ is if we OBEY Him, we OBEY His words and if we FOLLOW Him, if we are LED by the Holy Spirit and we DO what He GUIDES us into doing. If we do not follow Jesus Christ and we do not bear good fruit we will get CUT OFF AND BURNED. It is not just a matter of believing .
Jesus said:”Narrow is the door that leads to life and few there be that find it.” He warned us to STRIVE HARD to enter the NARROW DOOR because many will try but few will be able. There is no easy way of entering the kingdom of heaven.
The cheap GRACE GOSPEL is a lie from satan. There is only one way and that is OBEY Jesus Christ. REPENT, turn away from sin and from serving yourself and going after the lust of the flesh and GO AFTER Jesus Christ, be BAPTIZED IN WATER and SEEK the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, the Spirit of Christ so that He will indwell you and guide you into doing His will, so that you can ABIDE IN HIM, if you follow Him and stay with Him until the very end.
Do not believe the cheap grace gospel. Without holiness no man shall see God. If we do not remain IN Christ, in UTTER OBEDIENCE to Him until the very end, we will perish.
May Jesus bless you.