There are many who believe there is a God and that they will make it to Heaven because He is love. Yet they do not actually believe in the true God Almighty, who created the Heavens, the Earth, and everything that is in the Universe. There is a big difference between what you think God is and who He really is.
There are countless ideas of who He is and what He does. Ideas that they have crafted in their own minds. A god they can feel comfortable with. A god that does not judge righteously against sin and lawbreakers. One that would never send anyone to Hell or punish anyone in torment for their crimes against His holy Law.
If you did not know, this kind of thinking is called Idolatry. Idolatry is defined as, “image-worship or divine honor paid to any created object either physical or imaginative.” To think up your own idea of what God would be like.
God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19
He is “the Ultimate Judge.” He is good and kind, showing His mercy and goodness to the entire world. Otherwise, you would not be able to enjoy any good things, sunshine, cool breeze, food, the beauty of nature, and much more.
But He is also holy and just, completely righteous, and walks in moral perfection. He will not tolerate any sin, of any kind, to enter Heaven, and He has declared that He, “will by no means clear the guilty.”
Just like a judge in our civil courts. If a judge allows a criminal to go free when there is clear evidence that they committed just one crime, that judge would be a bad and evil judge. They will be in danger of criminal justice themselves. They are not good, righteous, and not a just judge.
God is a completely good, perfect, and righteous judge. To think or believe that God, who is perfect, would let a criminal live amount the righteous in Heaven is deeply flawed at best and wicked thinking at worst. It is the thinking of a criminal who hates the Law, and anyone who attempts to bring them to justice for their crimes. Do you hate God’s Law?
He has said time and time again throughout the scriptures that everyone who sins will be punished. That is whoever does not believe in His one and only Son Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the world.
Here are a few of the many warnings God is speaking to you today.
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Ezekiel 18:20
“The LORD preserves all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.” Psalm 145:20
“He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out.” Psalm 94:23
“And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be salted with fire.” Mark 9:47-49
There are many more scriptures from the Word of God that talk about God punishing the wicked in Hell for all eternity. There is only one chance to be saved from eternal punishment. There is only one name that you can call upon to deliver your soul. His name is Jesus Christ the Lord. Who rules and reigns over all things. Who sits at the right hand of God waiting to judge the world in righteousness at the right time.
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-9
If you believe that He will let you off the hook, you are clearly in the wrong. Imagine for a moment, that you are standing before a judge in court, you have been found guilty of lying to the court, stealing others’ possessions, and murdering the innocent.
Do you think the judge will let you go without punishment for any excuse you could come up with? If he is a good judge, absolutely not. He will sentence you to the full extent of the Law. Even more so, God will sentence you to the fullest extent of His Law for all your lies, thefts, hatred of others, lusting, coveting, and all the laws you have broken.
It does not matter what you think, believe, or what someone has taught you about this matter. What God has said and declared will stand true forever.
Repent today and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sin. He died to pay the penalty that you deserve. Because of His continual love for you, He did this and offers you salvation. But you must turn from sin, believe in the Son of God, and follow and obey Him for the rest of your life.
It is as simple as this; you broke His Law, and Jesus paid your fine. But you must change from breaking the His Law to obeying the His Law and accepting His payment for your sins by following Him in everything He has said. The Bible is the instruction book for your life, to know what is good and evil. How you will know what is right or wrong.
If you do repent and turn to Him, He promises to forgive your sins forever and His righteousness will cover you. When you come to Heaven God will see Jesus’ goodness upon you, there will no longer be any wickedness ever again. This is who God will allow in Heaven, none other. Please repent from your sins and false thinking today and trust in Jesus as your Savior.
Repent, therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. Acts 3:19-21