Salvation is not just a one time confession of faith that leads to eternal life. It is a journey that starts the day that you believe in Jesus and start to follow Him. The journey only ends in heaven if you stay with Jesus until the end. You have to obey Jesus and stay with Him until the end or else you will end up in hell.
Salvation is not a free gift that God wants to force on you. The wages of sin is death. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. No sinners can come into the presence of God. All sinners will perish in eternal hell and damnation, but God has through Jesus Christ given to everybody who believes in Jesus and accepts Him, the opportunity to be saved from hell. Jesus came to take away the sins of the world. Jesus saves from sin.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came in the same form as we are, human, flesh and blood. He was born of a virgin and He Himself, even though He was subjected to the same fleshly weakness as we are and was tempted just as we are, He never sinned. He proved that it is possible for a human, to live a pure and holy life and not sin. He came to do the will of the Father, even unto death. He, the pure and innocent, was crucified and took upon Himself the sins of the world. After three days He was resurrected immortally, never to die again and He gives eternal life to those who OBEY Him. “Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made perfect, He BECAME TO ALL THOSE WHO OBEY HIM the source of eternal salvation.”Hebrews 5:8,9.
Salvation is not a matter of just believing in Jesus. We have to OBEY Him, obey His words. The words of Jesus, the words that He spoke are the words of Eternal Life. They were recorded by the writers of the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Jesus is ALIVE, and He discloses Himself to those who seek Him and obey His words.
The gospel of Jesus Christ, His words, is the gospel of the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God, of which He is King and He gives eternal life to those who OBEY Him and serve Him as Lord. If they stay with Him until the end they become part of His kingdom, they inherit it, live in it with Him, for eternity.
The gospel of the Kingdom was first preached by John the baptist, then by Jesus Himself. Jesus said:”The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the gospel of the kingdom of God is being preached, and EVERYONE IS FORCING HIS WAY INTO IT.”Luke 16:16.
There is NO easy salvation. It is a JOURNEY, a STRUGGLE, an ENDURANCE RACE, until the end. Jesus said:” Those who ENDURE until the end, will be saved.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is clear and simple, REPENT, stop sinning, be holy, BE BAPTIZED IN WATER for the forgiveness of your sin. Live your life in obedience to the teachings of Jesus. He promised the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, to those who OBEY Him. The Holy Spirit will guide them into all truth and teach them all things. It is a daily walk, with Jesus, following the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all aspects of life.
Nobody that is still on earth is finally saved YET. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to US WHO ARE BEING SAVED it is the power of God.” Jesus said we must pick up OUR CROSS every day, and follow Him until the end. We read in Luke 13:23 “23And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there JUST A FEW WHO ARE BEING SAVED?” And He said to them, 24“Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
Churches preach a lying easy gospel, once saved always saved, unlimited grace, for just confessing that you believe in Jesus. Follow after Jesus, not after men and churches. Do not be fooled by the lies that the churches preach.. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words, His commandments. Devote your life to Him and live in obedience to Him, every day, until the end. Only those who endure with Jesus UNTIL THE END will be saved.
May Jesus bless you.