This is a controversial topic and the bible does say not to speculate where people might end up. So, let’s worry about our own salvation and this person’s testimony may help with that.

This testimony was particularly intriguing because:  1) He had accepted Jesus  2) He was water baptised  3) He was baptised in the spirit  4) He felt God speak to him  5) He thought he was an “above average” Christian  6) One day, he experienced a heart attack and felt himself going to hell…

So, what happened?  In his own words:

Basically, he was serving God in his own way and not according to the will of God.

Matthew 12:50 King James Version (KJV)

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

As servants of God, we must serve God according to God’s will, which means putting him first.  How do we do that? The first law is to love our God with all our heart, mind and strength.

This is impossible for man to do but everything is possible for God.  So, ask God how to love him more.  Pray this everyday with a humble heart and he will put his fear into us, which will drive us to love him more.

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and if we fear him then he will reveal the secrets of his covenant to us.  Never be comfortable in our salvation.  Paul the Apostle told us he brought his body under subjection:

1 Corinthians 9:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

If Paul the apostle was worried about his salvation, we should also worry about our own salvation and bring our bodies under subjection to God’s Holy Spirit.  If you’re having difficulties bringing your body under subjection: read this.

 

 

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