“…God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,…” 1 Tim. 2:3-6
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” “ John 14:6
This isn’t a spoof. It’s not a joke. It’s not some ploy to grab your attention. It’s not a comedy. It’s no show. It’s true beyond imagination and comes with a dire warning to any and all who can relate. Countless churchgoers worldwide are headed straight for eternal torment forever separated from God in hell and the lake of fire. Not just once in a blue moon church attendees. Not just those who go to church only on the big holidays like Christmas and Easter. But also countless churchgoers who are regular attendees, many of whom have gone to church for years and even decades, many of whom have become official members of churches, many of whom have served in their churches to no end, are facing forever in hell and the lake of fire. How can this be? The answer is simple.
God is perfectly holy and righteous, all humans are sinners, and as such we can’t be in His presence now or ever and will face His unfathomable wrath at us for our sins which comes with the curse of death, hell, and the lake of fire forever apart from Him. But God loves us so much and so desires all are saved from His wrath by being forgiven and being given a relationship with Him now and forever in heaven that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to the cross in our place to die for us, take our sin penalty on Himself, and be raised from the dead to conquer death, so all who repent and believe in Christ as Lord, turning from their sins and devoting their lives to Christ, are given everlasting life with God. But not all will be saved as not all will repent and turn to God and His ways forever.
What does this have to do with churchgoers? Read the scriptures above. The ONLY way to a forever relationship with God is through the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Church attendance is NOT the way to a forever relationship with God! God commands His followers to assemble with other followers to worship Him and learn of Him, but church attendance is NOT the way to a relationship with Him. Christ is! Trust in Christ is! Obedience to Christ is! Dedication to Christ is! Following Christ is! Living for Christ is! Genuine faith in Christ and the lifestyle that results from faith in Him is! Countless churchgoers even committed churchgoers have never surrendered their lives to Christ. Don’t be deceived. The ONLY way to everlasting life is to commit our lives to Christ. Have you?