By Ron Thomas
Luke 10:25 - "Teacher, what shall I do to inherent eternal life?"
You’ll notice what Jesus did not say. “As long as your heart is tender, as long as you love me, as long as you love your family and do good by other people, then that is all you need to do. I will save you; you’ll rest in peace.”
You’ll notice Jesus said nothing of the sort. So why do people live this way? People live this way because they want to live with one foot on each side of the fence. They live this way because they have been told the Lord’s standard of judgment is merciful, not something as stringent as the Gospel of Christ. They live this way because “Surely, the Lord in His mercy will overlook my failings and have a desire to save me.” They live this way because they are mindful of all the good that is done and, “Why would the Lord punish me simply because I didn’t go to church?” they live this way because they want the Lord to judge them, not on His standard, but by their own. They live this way because people live delusional lives.
Proverbs 14:12 – there is a way that seems right unto a man but ends in death.
As sad as that is, there are many Christians doing the same.