Many Christian believers stubbornly disobey Jesus. They refuse to turn away from their sinful ways and they refuse to be baptized in water as Jesus commanded. They trust in their own beliefs and their own understanding of the Bible.
The only way to be saved from damnation is to embrace Jesus Christ and to obey Him. Not only do we have to obey His teachings, as recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we have to be led by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, to be able to enter the narrow door that leads to Life.
Jesus Christ alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We have to follow and obey Him to have eternal life in heaven. Those who disobey Jesus will also live for ever, but they will endure eternal suffering in damnation.
Salvation is not just about believing in Jesus and confessing Him. It is about knowing and serving Him as Lord and Master, always seeking His approval and living our lives to please Him, not ourselves.
To repent and be baptized is only the start of the road, for those who wish to follow Jesus. We have to continuously seek Jesus in prayer and live in obedience to His teachings. If we seek Him, we find Him. He gives His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in those who obey Him. The Holy Spirit will guide them into all truth, but they have to listen, obey and follow Him. We have to give up our own plans and ambitions, and yield to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. We must pick up our cross every day, deny ourselves and follow Jesus, until the end.
Stubborn, disobedient Christians refuse to obey Jesus. They are not worthy of Him and will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Salvation is not just about believing in Jesus. We have to go after Jesus, obey Him, yield to Him and follow Him until the end. Seek His kingdom and His righteousness. Live according to His will. Serve Jesus as Lord.
May Jesus bless you.