“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.”(Matthew 7:21).
Some have taught that your salvation is secure if you pray a prayer inviting Christ to be your Saviour. Others have taught that if you just SAY ‘Jesus is Lord’ you will be saved according to Romans 10:9. But Jesus said you have to ‘do the will of the Father’ to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Calling Him Lord is therefore not enough.
Where in the Bible do we see Jesus promising people eternal life if they will just pray a prayer and say some words? If we understand what the words of the prayer MEAN and it expresses our true conviction, if the words include repentance and faith, then there is power in those words. Otherwise, we may as well learn the sinner’s prayer in a foreign language and say it by rote, for all the good it will do.
The problem is because many of us think that Jesus can be our Lord without being our Master. When he really IS Lord of our lives, he OWNS us. We recognize that we belong to Him – we are not our own (1 Corinthians 6:19).
This truth is not superseded even by the American Constitution, which declares that all men have the right to the pursuit of their own happiness. If you pursue your own desires which are outside the plan of God – if you pursue this present world and live for what it can give you – you are guilty before God. We belong to God if we are true believers. Otherwise, we are in Satan’s Kingdom and will be destroyed along with it unless we turn and give ourselves to Jesus.
The good news is that in turning to Jesus we can now come out of the curse and inherit God’s blessings. God is a good God. But He is also GOD. Rejecting Him, you reject eternal life. Worship and serve Him – even when its difficult, trust Him, and you can enjoy a true relationship with God.
I urge you to follow God’s call, to seek God, to receive a new nature through believing in Jesus and what He says in the Bible, the Word of God. I sincerely hope this website will help you to grow in faith and love for God and others, and give you a solid hope that will not disappoint you.