We live in a world where to buy or lease a house, vehicle, device or appliance a check with the credit bureaus is required to determine credit worthiness; to rent an apartment, condominium or house a criminal back groud check will also be required to determine tenancy worthiness, and similarly, in accepting any final offers for employment, also will be required to a criminal background check and verification of employment history to determine final worthiness for employment.
If we know to accept in this world criminal background, employment history and credit worthiness checks, why are untold numbers of people holding on to the belief that they will be “raptured” to heaven by escaping the Day of Judgment to determine final worthiness for entry Citizenship of Heaven?
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
JESUS says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).
“But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12-14).