We never want to think about it, but it’s true. There are some people who won’t be in heaven after they die. And even Jesus Himself emphasizes that we don’t have enough information to determine who these are from our point of view in His Parable of the Tares and the Wheat. (Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43) Only He can know for sure. But there is another side to the coin.
The Apostle Paul is clear about certain habitual sin patterns that mark individual’s lives that are a sure sign of degeneracy. Remember, Christianity is not so much about perfection, it’s about direction. (1 John 3:6-10) Are you in the habit of turning towards righteousness by Christ’s help and out of a changed heart? (2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalm 30:11) Or are you in the habit of turning towards wickedness apart from Christ and out of a heart that refuses to ask for forgiveness and surrender to Him? (Romans 6:13; 10:9-10)
The latter are among the 10 people who won’t be in heaven after they die as per the Scripture. Of that there is no question…
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10): (Each term is defined as per dictionary for a better understanding)
Fornicators. Having sex outside of marriage.
Idolaters. Offering devotion to something or someone above Christ.
Adulterers. Cheating on your husband or wife.
Effeminate (by perversion). A woman being a man; a man being a woman.
Homosexuals. Having sex with the same sex.
Thieves. Stealing someone else’s goods.
The Covetous. Obsessively desiring someone’s stuff.
Drunkards. Excessively drinking alcohol.
Revilers. Speaking abusively.
Swindlers. Capturing money, goods or property through deception.
“And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)
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