The modern church has a strong grace message that says a Christian cannot go to hell. Yet Jesus said a person that does not invest his talents goes to hell. He also said that the goats don’t go to heaven, neither do the five foolish virgins nor the people with no fruit ( John 15) . Now Paul has here a list of people that , if they are still practising this lifestyle when they die , will not enter heaven. It ’s a sobering scripture.
1 Corinthians 6 :9 -10 in the New King James Version of the Bible reads,
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived . Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers , nor homosexuals, nor sodomites , 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards , nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God .
The modern church says that once a person is saved they become righteous and stay in that state until they die no matter what they do. I was pleased when I became a Salvation Army Soldier that one of the tenets we had to agree to was to continually stay righteous in our walk to inherit the kingdom of God.
Paul warned us not to be deceived and what has happened . There are fornicators in the church, people living together outside of marriage that are not corrected in love and told to marry or leave the church . There are many idolaters in the church and no one tells them to change .
Let me go through them one by one.
These are people that are in a sexual relationship but are not married . If these people die in this state , say in a car crash, they won ’t go to heaven, but they go to hell.
The online dictionary says they are :
One who worships idols.
One who blindly or excessively admires or adores another.
A person can worship money and do all they can to get as much as they can . People enter the lottery for this reason because they think that if they had a million dollars all their problems would be gone . This can also be a man that idolises his wife or a wife that does the same with her husband. Many couples love each other more than God and this can be a grave error.
Jesus said this in Mark 10: 11- 12:
11 So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her . 12 And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery .
Jesus says quite clearly here that second marriages are adultery . But 98 % of the people I share this with want to have an argument with me about it . But you can also be committing spiritual adultery against Jesus.
James 4 : 2- 4 reads,
2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask . 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
James says here that the person who lusts after all the best things in the world is an adulterer and an enemy of God .
How many enemies of God will make it to heaven I have to ask you?
Are you an enemy of God ?
It seems that much of the church still thinks an unrepentant homosexual who is still practising will go to hell. It is about the only lifestyle that most Christians will condemn to hell. Christians are very vocal and loud about this one, but not about the rest of the sins.
(lowercase ) a person who engages in sodomy . Sodomy (IPA: /ÈsRdYmi / ) is a term used today predominantly in law (derived from traditional Christian usage) to describe the act of anal intercourse , oral intercourse, as well as bestiality. When used in a religious context, it has a negative connotation .
Now, I wasn ’t aware of oral sex , but both a male who has anal sex with a male and a man and woman that have anal sex are in danger of the hellfires if they do not cut this out of their sex life .
These are people that keep on stealing what they should be paying for . This may include teenagers downloading free music that they should be paying the artist for and parents that buy cheap knock off DVDs that are burned in an Asian country. It is also a person that receives copies of DVDs from friends who rented them from a video store .
The dictionary says the meaning is : “inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions ; greedy .” Many of the people who listen to and love the prosperity doctrine, and the teachers of it , are covetous. If they die in an unrepentant state they will go to hell.
The dictionary says , “ to speak abusively. ” This is what psalms says are mockers and gossips also I reckon . There are a lot of these that need to repent .
The dictionary says , “ Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’ s office or authority. Oppressive or illegal exaction , as of excessive price or interest: the extortions of usurers. ” Police in foreign countries do this a lot .
I hope that this has given you food for thought. If you are one of these people you need to learn how to repent , and get these major sins out of your life , before you die in an unrepentant state .