Salvation is not guaranteed. There was only one man to whom Jesus said:”Today you will be with me in paradise,” and that was the thief hanging on the cross next to Him. That thief was also not baptized in water but he cried out to Jesus. He could not go down from that cross and get baptized, he was a dying man, and Jesus gave him mercy. To all of us, the others, Jesus said:”If you love Me keep My commands, do what I say.”
If we want eternal life we must FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus Christ. Jesus said that those who ENDURE UNTIL THE END will be saved. We have to follow Jesus and obey Him until the end of our lives. Salvation is not an event, it is a WALK with the Savior. Jesus will never leave us but if we turn away from Him then we are lost. We have to stay WITH HIM and OBEY HIM until the very end. He will guide us by His Spirit, He will teach us and He will use us for His kingdom but if we do not stay with Him and endure with Him until the very end we do not have any hope of salvation.
We have to obey the words of Jesus. REPENT, turn away from what you want to do and do what Jesus tells you to do. Be baptized in water and He will fill you with the Holy Spirit, then FOLLOW the guidance of the Holy Spirit. His sheep LISTEN to His voice and they follow Him, they will not run after strangers, they do not follow their own mind and their own ambitions, they go after Jesus.
We can only be saved in the end IF we endure with Jesus. Someone asked Jesus whether those who are being saved are few and He said:”Strive hard to enter the straight gate because many will try and not be able.” We have to STRIVE HARD and follow Jesus until the very end and if we endure with Him UNTIL THE END then only will we be saved.
Salvation is not guaranteed. Stay with Jesus, FOLLOW and OBEY Him until the very very end and then you will be saved.
May Jesus bless you.