…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
There are more people who say they have done this than there are those who actually confess Christ and believe in His life, death and resurrection unto salvation.Luke 6:46
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
Good question Jesus.
Why do we want to disobey while wanting others to think that we want to obey?Why pretend to follow Jesus if you are not actually going to follow Him?
Do we think we can fool Him?Do we think we can fool others?
Depending on our talent for treachery, we may be fooling some (even many).
But NOT Him.And what does a man gain if he gets good will from men and yet forfeits his soul to obtain it?
A nice eulogy and a date with Deity.
Bottom line: we want all the benefits of going to heaven without the burdens of dying to get there.