I believe I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for me. I believe Jesus is the Son of God. I accept Jesus as my Savior. Therefore, I am a Christian.
Today's Christianity has "evolved" to a set of essential beliefs, or doctrines. If you acknowledge those doctrines and receive Christ by an act of faith, you are told that you become a Christian and now have eternal life. You are also told by some that you can never lose this eternal life. It is a gift that will never be taken away from you. This sounds wonderful and millions believe this. But it is not true.
In arguing with evolutionists the lines are quite clear between the two sides. When arguing with a Day-Ager, those lines are blurred a bit more. When arguing with 6 day creationists about the truth of the gospel, the confusion is profound. Consider the trouble the Lord Jesus faced with those known as Pharisees. They were the rulers of Israel: of their religion and their local government. They believed in God. They believed in scripture. They believed in the promises. They believed in the Messiah. But they did not believe Jesus of Nazareth was that Messiah. They believed him to be a Sabbath breaker, a false prophet, a blasphemer.
In a similar fashion, there are orthodox Christians who believe in the literal 6-day creation, the promises of God, the Bible, the fulfillment of prophesy, that Jesus of Nazareth was and is the Son of God, his death and resurrection, his promise of eternal life, and many more orthodox doctrines. But they are not part of the kingdom of God. How is that possible?
In this blog I will attempt to show why this is true, while others of you may attempt to prove me wrong.