Such Were Some Of You:
We are all sinners, and the Bible tells us that there is not one person who is good or righteous. That’s right! You read that correctly there is not one good person who has ever lived with the exception of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are all sinners undeserving of Heaven. It is a shocking reality, but it is absolutely true; however, God gave us the scriptures to provide us with the information we need to get to Heaven. [1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.]
“The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God” at first glance, can be very unsettling and possibly misleading; however, we can be certain even though we are sinners, once we are declared righteous because of Christ’s sacrifice we will have a home in the Kingdom. The only reason certain people are referred to as “righteous” in the Scriptures is they have the One who is righteous living inside of them. There is not a special group of people who have decided to live their lives according to a certain set of rules and made themselves righteous, but rather a group of sinful people who have been justified by faith and now have a home waiting for them in Heaven because of Christ. If you would like to know more about how you could join that group please contact me!
When we read the Bible, we should do so with the desire to understand all of its truths as they are written, and not with a desire to correct it or force it inside our existing beliefs. It is God’s Book and He gave it to us to teach us and guide us throughout our entire lives. When you come across a statement that seems somewhat confusing, shocking, or incorrect study out the meaning of that particular passage or at least ask someone to explain it to you. Do not buy into the lie that this wonderful Book contains errors or that it is too difficult to understand!
I Corinthians 6:9-11:
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.