I have said it before, this is not a re-run, everyone has an opinion, everyone is right and everyone else is wrong. I may make a statement or have a thought that you violently disagree with, that’s ok, and I don’t care because what ever you think you have a right to think differently! Now having said all of that I will proceed.
When it comes to what you think about who is or is not going to have eternal life in heaven, I don’t care what your opinion is, I really don’t. You know why? Because it won’t make one teeny iota difference in whether whomever it is you are sainting or condemning to hell does or does not make it. I was raised in a very strict Pentecostal church organization (parenthetical statement here: my dad never preached anything but the love of God and our need to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior). This organization taught that if a woman wore lipstick she was a sinner and at one camp meeting I attended after we had come out of that organization the minister speaking actually said, “You women sitting out there with all that blue eye shadow on, your eyes are going to be so heavy with all that make-up you won’t be able to look up and see Jesus when He comes back in the sky!” I immediately reached into my purse and got my shades, which I tried to slip on without being noticed being guilty of the sin he was preaching against! Now I ask you, do you think that when that minister died (which he did) that he was condemned to hell because he preached against women wearing make-up making them the feel lower than the soul of their shoes? Well in my opinion (there it is again) God might not be happy that he wasn’t preaching about how to find Jesus but I’m sure he made heaven his home. The subject of a lot of their sermons was about the length of women’s dresses, or how wearing jewelry was a great sin. My mother was pregnant with the three of us without the privilege of wearing a wedding ring because it was considered “un-necessary jewelry”.
Now this is what matter: Romans 10:9 tells us the only thing we need to agree on, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
I believe that Jesus is the One and only Son of the living God, I believe He was born of a Virgin, that he died on a cross for the sins of the world and that he was raised to life again in three days and ascended to the Father where He sits and waits until it is time to come and take us home for the marriage supper of the Lamb. That is very simplistic and there is a lot more that could and probably should be said here but that is just the basic truth. Nothing complicated, nothing to argue about, no blue eye shadow or whether you eat pork or not mentioned there. Just believe that Jesus is Lord, and that isn’t my opinion it’s the truth.