The ticket to heaven is not for all
Many people believe that all religions are for pleasing God, but the Bible does not teach that. It is not even enough just to claim to be a Christian. Jesus said: “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.” To have God’s approval, therefore, we must learn what God requires of us and do it. Jesus called those who do not fulfill God’s will “workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23) Like counterfeit money, false religion has no real value. Even worse, such religion is actually harmful. Christianity is a LIFESTYLE, not a title or status.
This verse is talking about those hypocritical religious leaders that Jesus exposed many times. Many of them claim to know Jesus, and his father God, but in reality they are doing things contrary to God’s word the bible. Many of the churches we see today are hypocritical. They pretend to be the Christianity professing Church but they do all kinds of bad things that are not allowed by Bible. Many of them pretend to be leader and sympathizers of Christians for money also.
Matthew 10:8 – So Jesus will say to them, “I never knew you”, get away from me you workers of lawlessness.” So it’s very important that we are not hypocritical in our relationship with God.
There are many that will claim to believe but will not do what Jesus said. The Bible does not only say “accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior” but it tells us to do as Jesus did. The religious leaders, scribes and many so called Christians say out of their mouth they cast out demons in the name of the Lord, preached, in the name of Lord but they never knew Him in their lifestyle. They have wrong motives and teach false doctrine. Jesus was addressing human beings, those who wish to follow in his steps: A “lip profession of faith” isn’t what is required for entrance into heaven but an active engagement in the life of God; the life of love, compassion and forgiveness. One doesn’t need to be religious to do what God requires. It is in fact a very simple lifestyle Jesus asks from us.