Most confessing Christians do not practice following Jesus. They do not obey His teachinga and instructions. They are not pleasing to Him. They have no hope of salvation. They are only fooling themselves.
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.’
What is the will of the Father? Not just that we believe, but that we listen to Jesus and obey Him. "A bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”Matthew 17:5.
Jesus gives Eternal Life to those who LISTEN to and OBEY Him. Those who disobey Jesus will NOT have life.
The instructions and teachings of Jesus are recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are plain and simple. A child can understand them. Repent, stop sinning, be baptized in water, live according to the words of Jesus; PRACTICE obedience to Jesus.
It is useless to confess faith in Jesus, to study the Bible, to go to church, to practice religion. If you do not OBEY Jesus Christ you will end up in hell.
Are you PRACTICING obedience to Jesus? Do you listen to and obey Him, or are you fooling yourself by practicing religion? Do not be like main stream Christianity that is on the broad road to destruction.
Jesus is alive. He speaks and His sheep LISTEN to His voice. They follow and obey Him. Are you one of His sheep? Follow and obey Jesus until the end, to have eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.