I know a lot of people like the gushy gospel that gets shared today, teaching that everyone, no matter your beliefs, can make it to heaven, so long as you’re a good person. That is not the case. If you are a believer of the Bible and you believe this, you are contradicting your own scripture.
“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.”
“One who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.”
“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.”
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
Verses like these teach us that not only will people who don’t believe in the scripture not be saved, but even people who profess to be Christians. People like teaching this message of a wide gate to salvation because it makes people happy and comfortable. It makes people content with what they are doing and feel good inside, but think of what you are doing when you tell people this. You are making them complacent with not obeying, learning about, or acting upon the true gospel. People are being turned away from salvation. The scripture should make you feel good and happy, but it should also make you incredibly uncomfortable. We are all sinners. The Bible should make you want to do your best to change that. It shouldn’t make you complacent and happy in your sin. Enter through the narrow gate.