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Whats the difference in eternal salvation and being saved into the kingdom of Christ (verses included)

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The short answer is, “remaining in the Kingdom.”


The Kingdom of God has been given to Christ, or in other words, Christ has been placed in charge of it.

Luke 22:29
29 And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, NKJV

Matthew 28:18
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. NKJV

Acts 10:42
42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. NKJV

When we were saved, as Christians (Christ followers Acts 11:26), we were placed into Christ”s Kingdom, which is simply the Kingdom of God under Christ’s control.

Ephesians 2:4-10
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. NKJV

Colossians 1:12-14
12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. NKJV

This is the reason why I would say something like “we were saved into the Kingdom of Christ,” because that is where all Christians were placed by God when we got saved.

Out of those who get saved, only those who trust and believe Jesus Christ, and believe the Gospel are sealed and guaranteed an inheritance.

Ephesians 1:13-14
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. NKJV

The rest of the Christians, who were saved into the Kingdom of Christ, do not have a permanent place in the family. In other words, they are in the family, but they will not remain, or abide in the family forever, according to the Word of the Lord written in John 8:34-36 below.

John 8:34-36
34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. NKJV

The only Christians, who are set free from being a slave to sin, are the ones who abide (remain) in Jesus. Check the verses below, and know that there is not a church left in the Bible belt that is teaching these verses, but wouldn’t they teach them if they trusted Jesus? Welcome to the last days!

John 15:4-6
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. NKJV

1 John 3:4-6
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. NKJV

The only way to abide in Jesus Christ is to obey His commands, and so this is why it is written that Jesus is the source of eternal salvation for those who obey Him, but no body preaches these verses.

John 15:9-10
9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. NKJV

Hebrews 5:9
9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” NKJV

Again, you will not find one denomination in the Bible belt that teaches these verses, and yet they are clearly written in their Bibles. They boldly ignore them, and most of them willingly proclaim the opposite as truth. Woe to those who support false doctrines. When the blind lead the blind, both fall into the ditch (Luke 6:39).

The Christians, who continue in lawlessness (sin 1 John 3:4), will be weeded out of the Kingdom of Christ (Matthew 13:40-43), before Jesus hands the Kingdom back to God our Father (1 Corinthians 15:21-28). Therefore, eternal salvation is for those who remain in the Kingdom of God, when it is in Heaven, hence the term Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 13:40-43
40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! NKJV

1 Corinthians 15:21-28
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. NKJV

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“Say this sinner’s prayer” is not the Gospel

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“Just say this sinner’s prayer, and you will go to Heaven” is not the Gospel, by Alan Ballou.

Nowhere in the Bible are we instructed to go out and have a million people say a sinner’s prayer, and then promise them eternal life. Nope, that’s deception, and we have accepted that as truth for over one hundred years now.

A sinner’s prayer might get you saved, if human wisdom doesn’t suck the life out of the message beforehand (1 Corinthians 1:17), but the promised inheritance depends on the “righteousness of faith,” and not a sinner’s prayer. That requires preaching the Gospel.

Romans 4:13  For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. NKJV

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What is reality, when the body is controlled by spirits?


What is reality, when the body is controlled by spirits? Are you doing what you are doing, or is it a spirit that is making you do whatever it is that you are involved in? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? That is until you read the verses.

Ephesians 2:1-3 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. NKJV

According to verse 2 above, there is a spirit at work in the “sons of disobedience,” which is controlled by “the prince of the power of the air.” According to verse 3 above, that spirit is making those who are controlled by it, fulfill the desires of their flesh, and of their mind; their sinful nature. They are by nature, children of wrath.

That’s how the devil controls the world system. Check the following verse before you go away in disbelief.

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. NKJV

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Does church attendance guarantee Heaven?


Does church attendance guarantee Heaven? Walk in almost any southern church, attend a Christian concert, or be a guest at any church sponsored function today and what will you hear? Give your life to Jesus! Just say Jesus is Lord and then come gather with us every Sunday. Praise God.

However, does that guarantee entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven? Where is it written in your Bible? Send it to me so that I can see it. Jesus is the author of eternal salvation to those who obey Him (Hebrews 5:9). Does your Bible say that those who say Jesus is Lord, and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead have eternal salvation? No my friend it does not.

The righteousness that comes by faith involves saying certain things that are in line with what is written in the Bible, and refusing to speak against what is written. Saying Jesus is Lord is simply the beginning of that process.

Romans 10:6-10

 6 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. NKJV

With the heart we believe unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (verse 10 above). We were saved when we believed that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confessed with our mouth that He is Lord, but believing doesn’t stop there.

After being saved, can we now speak against the faith and remain in the faith? Your Bible says we can’t in 1 Timothy 6:20-21, but what do you say? Can we ignore Romans 10:6-8 while trusting in Romans 10:9 above? Most do, so I thought I would ask.

When you read the entire passage of Romans chapter 10, it paints a different picture than a onetime confession of faith. The righteous don’t just have a onetime confession of faith, but they live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7, Galatians 2:20, 3:11, Hebrews 10:38, Romans 1:17).

That’s why it can be so confusing after we are saved when we attend church services where the truth is shunned. One minute we follow what is written to a “t,” and the next we skip this or that passage of scripture because it doesn’t fit the message we proclaim. We can’t live by two, five, or fifteen verses, but we live by every Word of God (Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3), and those who worship God, must worship Him in truth and Spirit (John 4:23-24).

The Word itself is truth (John 17:17), and Spirit (John 6:63). Can we start with the Word and finish with the wisdom of men? Your Bible doesn’t think so according to 1 Corinthians 1:17, and Colossians 2:8, but what do you think? Does what you believe line up with what is actually written in your Bible?

The bottom line is that if you believe Jesus Christ, then there are a lot of things written in your Bible that you need to know. Being saved doesn’t guarantee you that you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but is only the beginning. Only those who believe the Gospel are sealed.

Ephesians 1:13-14

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. NKJV

Who is sealed according to that passage of scripture? Are all who say “Jesus is Lord” sealed, or those who first “hear the Gospel of their salvation,” and then believe it? Is Romans 10:9-13 the Gospel of your salvation? No it isn’t, but only a part of it.

In the Gospel of your salvation, the righteousness of God is revealed or made known. We can’t skip explaining the righteousness of God which is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (Romans 3:21-22) and yet still declare that people are guaranteed an entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. If you haven’t heard the righteousness of God explained then you have not heard the Gospel of your salvation. Check the verses below in your Bible.

Romans 1:16-17

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”  NKJV

The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation of everyone who believes, but “in it,” according to verse 17 above, the righteousness of God is revealed or made known. It is a righteousness that is by faith from start to finish, and the just shall live by faith. If you have not heard that we have to live by faith, then you have not heard the Gospel, and if you have heard it, but reject it, then you cannot possibly be sealed with the Holy Spirit guaranteeing your inheritance.

The people who are justified, or righteous, will not just start with faith (Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:6-8), but they will live by faith. If they stop living by faith, they will not receive what is promised; salvation of the soul (Hebrews 10:36-39). Check it below.

Hebrews 10:36-39

36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 37 “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”  39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. NKJV

Your faith is what is of greater worth than gold (1 Peter 1:6-7), and the end result of your faith is the salvation of your soul (1 Peter 1:9). No faith, no salvation of the soul. Check the verses and then you will know that you should not get your Gospel from a song on the radio. There is a song that says that we are worth more than gold, which like most popular songs it is not in accordance with what is written in the Bible.

When will Jesus make His home on the inside of us according to John 14:21-23? Check the verses and then you will know just how easy it is to accept and believe a lie. Is Jesus a friend of sinners or of those who obey Him according to John 15:14? You need to know the truth because it’s not just the radio that paints a different picture of what faith in Jesus Christ is, but many who are not called by God stand up to proclaim what you want to hear (2 Timothy 4:1-4).

Those whom God has sent to speak, simply speak according to His Words (John 3:34, Jeremiah 23:22). Those who are called by man, speak from the view-point of this world (1 John 4:5-6). That is how we who hear should be able to recognize those with the Spirit of faith (2 Corinthians 4:13, 1 Peter 4:11), and those with the spirit of error (1 John 4:6).

There are many who promise unsuspecting people an entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, but do not explain God righteousness? Go back and get it right because you are leading millions to their death. It is written that this will happen in the falling away (2 Thessalonians chapter 2), but you don’t want to be among those who lead people to their death for financial gain. Get it right, and know the truth for yourself.

If you believe Jesus Christ, the One and only talked about in your own Bible, then He said that only the righteous would enter the Kingdom of Heaven. If you trust in Jesus, then let’s get it right.

Matthew 5:20

20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. NKJV

Many are saved, but being saved does not mean we will be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We need to seek first the Kingdom of God, and God’s righteousness (Matthew 6:33), and both of those are found in the New Testament (Luke 16:16, Romans 1:16). I have written about that many times on this blog.

We have to strive to enter the Kingdom (Luke 13:22-28 below). The Thessalonians were only considered worthy to enter the Kingdom of God after they continued in their faith through the trials (2 Thessalonians 1:3-5). Check those verses in your Bible.

Luke 13:22-28

22 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.  25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you,’I do not know you, where you are from,’  26 then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’  27 But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’  28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. NKJV

If you have any questions, please ask. I am here to help, not hinder. However, if you do not believe what is written in your own Bible, then please find someone else to argue with. There are millions of so-called Christian outlets that rely on philosophy, and human wisdom, but avoid what is written in the Bible. You will be right at home in one of those groups.

If it is not written in the Bible, I am not interested in it, and have no need of it. As it is written, “Do not go beyond what is written” (1 Corinthians 4:6), and “Do not add to My Words, or I will rebuke you and prove you a liar” (Proverbs 30:6). The bottom line is that all will be condemned who do not love the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Do you believe that?

Do you believe that we have to hold to the Word of God, or we have believed in vain?

1 Corinthians 15:1-2
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you — unless you believed in vain. NKJV

Does that say “saved if” in verse 2 above? If we are “saved if” we hold to the Word that was preached, then how can we be sealed if we do not believe the Word that was preached? Do you believe the Word of God written in your own Bible, or someone who testifies in direct opposition of it? It’s time! It’s time to wake up and learn the truth for ourselves.

Can you attend church services and never learn the truth? Most certainly you can. Today’s church has become a spiritual country club that holds to all kinds of man-made up rules that are not even written in the Bible, and totally ignores what is written. You will hear things like do not drink, do not smoke, and do not buy a lottery ticket (Colossians 2:20-23), long before you would ever hear the doctrine of Jesus Christ found in John 14:21-23, or John 15:1-17? That shows that we are holding to a worldly expectation of righteousness rather than God’s righteousness.

Instead of making disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey Jesus as it is described in the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20), we are more concerned with how to play Christian sports. Are we not a country club? I don’t mean that in a bad way, but if you have an ear for the Word of God, let’s get our priorities in order. A friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God (James 4:4, 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 8:5-8). If we are going to gather as a church, then let’s do church, or perhaps have two services; one for worldliness and one for growing the church in keeping with Ephesians 4:11-14 (Hebrews 5:11-6:12).

I’m Alan Ballou; a servant. If I may be of service to you regarding spiritual matters (healing, restoration, deliverance), then please contact me. If you do not believe what is written in your own Bible, cry out to the Lord first, and then contact me through my website www.How ToStop Sinning.com.

What do people get when they get saved? by alan ballou


What do people get when they get saved? What is promised to a person who just says “Jesus is Lord” in a place called church and then goes back to sit down according to what is written? Yes we have redemption, forgiveness of sins, but what else?

Colossians 1:12-14

12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. NKJV

We have also been delivered from the power of darkness and qualified (made eligible) to be “partakers of the inheritance of the saints (the faithful in Christ). Does forgiveness of sins mean that we can continue in sin?

 Hebrews 10:26-27

26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. NKJV

No one preaches that and no one preaches that we have been “qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints,” but that we already have the inheritance. Why? More than likely it’s because they can no longer see the verses, since they continually speak against them and say “amen” when others preach against them (1 Timothy 6:20-21).

If you don’t believe that, just google any denomination you want and then look up their “what we believe page.” There you will find statements in opposition to the verses above and the verses I will show you below concerning eternal life. In these you can see for yourself just how far we have drifted away from the truth.

Galatians 6:7-10

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. NKJV

That passage speaks of sowing to please the Spirit as opposed to sowing to please the flesh in order to “reap eternal life.” You won’t find that passage of scripture in any doctrine of faith page, but the exact opposite of it. Most say, “You don’t have to do anything,” and a few even say that if you do something that you “won’t” make it.

How could we drift so far as to come up with our own version of the gospel? It is written that most of us would!

 2 Timothy 4:3-4

4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. NKJV

No one tests what is said any more. No, if the man up in front of us says it, then it has to be true for us, and once we say “amen” (let it be so for me and my family) then we fall away from the faith (1 Timothy 6:20-21, Romans 10:6-8). Check the verses!

You might be thinking that these are some back-woods churches out in the middle of no-where, but no these are the biggest places you can find with hundreds of people. The little hole in the wall places seem to be a lot closer to the truth and that is in keeping with Luke 13:22-28; the biggest crowd is certainly not evidence of being on the right path. Never look at the building, the number of followers, or anything else but ask yourself if the preaching matches what is written. If they are not afraid to preach the Word like 2 Timothy 4:1-2 demands then verses like I am showing you here will be welcomed rather than ignored. How about the next passage of scripture on eternal life?

Ephesians 5:5-11

5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. NKJV

Here is a list of people who cannot possibly have any inheritance and yet places that are caught up in crowd pleasing (2 Timothy 4:3-4 above) promise everyone an inheritance even if they remain in darkness. They never warn anyone that they may not have an inheritance if they do not change, but instead promise everyone a “once saved always saved” gospel in order to build the crowd.

Now they are trapped with a large number of people who only want to hear the goody-goody verses, because if they start preaching the truth, people will leave by the hundreds to find the message they want to hear in keeping with 2 Timothy 4:3-4. Galatians 5:19-20 and 1 Corinthians 6:9 are similar list which show people who do not have an inheritance even though they might have gotten saved. How about the next set of verses concerning eternal life?

1 Timothy 6:11-14

11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing NKJV

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. Why do we need to fight the good fight of faith? It’s because the end of our “faith” is the salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:9). Shrinking back from living by faith, means no salvation of the soul (Hebrews 10:36-39), but that doesn’t fit into the “what people want to hear” category and neither does Philippians 2:13 below.

Philippians 2:12

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. NKJV

Why would we need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, or fight the good fight of faith if “once saved always saved” were true? Hum. In fact, why should we be shocked if a person who believes “once saved always saved” goes out and continues living like the world? These false teachers have assured him that he can’t lose his salvation so why change? In that you should be able to see what these people are creating with their false message; brute beasts, monsters.

What if you never heard anyone preach, but you just picked up a Bible and started reading and simply believed what you read. What would you know about eternal life after reading and believing these next few passages of scripture?

 Romans 2:5-11

5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”:   7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness — indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. NKJV

 John 6:27

27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” NKJV

 John 5:28-29

28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice  29 and come forth — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. NKJV

 Revelation 22:14-15

14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. NKJV

 John 5:24

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. NKJV

Revelation 21:7-8

7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” NKJV

What would your view of receiving eternal life be? Would it be anything close to what you would find on a “what we believe” page, or a “doctrine of faith” page? Now, Imagine knowing these verses for yourself and then some smooth talker comes up to you and tells you that you got eternal life when you got saved and it cannot be taken away from you. He looks the part. He’s leading hundreds, even thousands of people, but where is he leading them?

The question is, are you going to say “show me the verses and I will believe it,” or “I like what you said so I will follow you?” Most people go by which preacher sounds the best which is very much in line with 2 Timothy 4:3-4. Therefore, the end is happening just the way it is written that it will. Most people will not make it (Luke 13:22-28). I’m Alan Ballou; a servant.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. NKJV