Many people believe that they are saved and have eternal life, based on lies, false teachings, that are being preached and spread all over the world. Many churches preach an easy gospel, a false gospel, that guarantees eternal life to anyone who believes in Jesus. These false teachings are made up by quoting selected verses from the Bible. Many are deceived, because they believe the false teachings and do not read the Bible for themselves. The preachers are like salesmen that sell insurance, but the buyers do not read the fine print. In the end the insurance does not pay out because they did not comply with the conditions as stipulated in the contract. The very same, many believers never read nor comply with the fine print and when they die, they learn too late that they were never covered.
The only gospel that leads to eternal life is the words of Jesus, the words that He spoke, as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are the red letter words, in some Bibles. The doctrines of the churches and of other people, even the writings of the apostles, are not the words of eternal life. Every soul will be judged by the words of Jesus. Jesus said: “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. “He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.” John 12:47,48.
Many believers choose to believe the doctrines and teaching of men, their churches and even selected verses from the Bible, but they disregard and disobey the letters in red, the words of Jesus. You can study the Bible and know it by heart, but if you disobey the words of Jesus you will not enter heaven.
Have you read and do you obey the words Jesus? Have you read the fine print, or do you believe the lies of the salesmen?
May Jesus bless you.