by Benjamin Munsell on June 11, 2019
Yet IF ANY MAN SUFFER as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but LET HIM GLORIFY GOD on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:16-19. There is a very strong warning here and we must look at it through the eyes of God, and not through the eyes of man. Through man's eyes, 80% of  America thinks they are deserving of going to heaven, because they are good people. In God's Eyes, "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT." Matthew 7:14. Somewhere between the  80%ers, and the Few That Find It, is a very large group of people who have been either self or otherwise, deceived into believing they're going to heaven. Remember, through God's Eyes. The Burden of Following Christ is a light one, AND ALL WHO WILL FOLLOW CHRIST ON HIS TERMS, WILL BE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN. Why will so many "christians" go to Hell? Through God's Eyes, THEY NEVER WERE CHRISTIANS, they never Followed Christ in the simple manner He requires. God doesn't look for a fault so He can throw someone off the "Christian train", He has bent over backwards to grant every possible Mercy and Grace TO GUIDE YOU INTO THE SIMPLE OBEDIENCE OF FOLLOWING CHRIST. Examine yourselves THROUGH THE LORD'S EYES, and His Holy Spirit, to truly see where you are "in" Christ. In THE END there will be many deceived people who will finally understand their "christian" life was all a lie they simply wanted  to believe. Their only "defense" will be "But Lord..." "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven";... Matthew 7:21. Be Sure, Be Assured, and, Be Blessed.