Most Christians do not really believe that Jesus is Lord, and that is why they do not fear Him, nor follow and obey Him. They just believe in Him for salvation. They are deceived because they do not read the Bible for themselves and they do not know Jesus.
If you read the words of Jesus, in the Bible, specifically in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you will learn that most Christians do not know nor believe the truth. They listen to preachers and other deceived believers, who themselves do not know nor follow Jesus.
Churches have fabricated a false gospel by using selected scriptures from the Bible. The general message is that you should just believe in Jesus and in the cross of Jesus to have eternal life. This false and lethal message, and many variations of it, is being preached and taught in many Bible schools and because people trust the so-called experts and Bible scholars, they believe their lies and follow after them.
The crucial part of the gospel of Jesus Christ is understanding WHO He is and therefor believing in Him and obeying Him. Faith without action, obedience to Jesus, will not save anybody. Believing in the cross of Jesus, the cross that He bore and died on, cannot save you. Jesus Christ is the “Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end”(Revelation 21:6). He is the final Judge of all men, and He alone will decide who will have eternal life and who will go into eternal damnation. Jesus is the One to FEAR. He said:”Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”Matthew 10:28.
Those who DISOBEY Jesus will end up in hell even though they believed in Him. Jesus said:” 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:21-23. Christians that practice sin will end up in hell.
Believing in the cross of Jesus will not save anyone. Jesus said:”If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23. YOU have to pick up YOUR cross and follow Jesus every day. Everyone who follows Jesus will bear a cross. You will suffer rejection, discrimination, hatred, persecution, slander, you might even get killed for obeying and following Jesus. That is the cross that you will have to bear if you want to follow Jesus.
Discipleship is not just a requirement for SOME. It is required for ALL who want to have eternal life.
Jesus gives eternal life to His sheep, those who HEAR His voice and FOLLOW Him, not to those who just believe in Him. Jesus said:“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”John 10:27,28.
Who are His sheep? Who are the ones who will know Him and be known by Him? Those who OBEY Him. Jesus said:”“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” John 14:27.
If you really believe that Jesus is Lord, you will fear Him and obey Him. You will seek Him, listen to His voice and follow Him. You will become one of His sheep and seek His approval. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, repent and be baptized in water for the forgiveness of your sins. Sin no more. Live according to His words as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Seek Him with all your heart and He will disclose Himself to you. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and give His Spirit to be in and with you to teach and guide you. He will SPEAK to you. LISTEN to Him. FOLLOW and OBEY Him, every day, until the end and He will give you eternal life.
Do you REALLY believe Jesus is Lord? Do you KNOW Him? Do you LISTEN to His VOICE and FOLLOW Him every day? Are you one of His sheep?
May Jesus bless you.