Jesus is very open about the fact that a lot of us think that we just need to confess we are Christian and that is enough to purchase a one-way ticket to Heaven, but it’s not…
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew? ?7:21?
It is also not about what we do for Christ in our lifetime, regarding the “ministry” He places on our lives because although it’s important, it’s not the fundamental to our relationship with God…
“On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’” Matthew? ?7:22-23? ?
The fundamental of Christianity is not about what we do, what we say, or what we learn, but about who we become in Christ.
Wisdom, in living out the Gospel in our personal walk with Christ – that’s what it’s all about…
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew? ?7:24? ?
Christianity is living out Christ’s commands in our daily walk with the Father. Humanity will naturally look for the easiest way to achieve what we think is right, but Jesus makes it clear in the passage found in Matthew 7.
Therefore, if Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and He tells us to walk to “A” to get to “B” so that ultimately we will then reach “C” – no amount of bypassing “A” or “B” will ultimately help us, at the end of it all