What Types of People Won’t Inherit the Kingdom of God? - Armour's Answers (2022)

The Bible declares that people who continue to engage in the sins mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 and Galatians 5:19-21 will not inherit the kingdom of God. [For an explanation of what is meant by the term “kingdom of God,” click on “What Is the Kingdom of Heaven and When Is It Coming?] But, are these two scripture passages applicable to everyone, including people who have sincerely trusted in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation (i.e. genuine Christians)? First, let’s consider what these two scripture passages state.

[Note: When we quote Scripture in this article, we use the wording in the New King James Version of the Bible, except when we are quoting a source that uses a different translation.]

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21: Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

[Note: The Appendix that follows the basic text of this article defines the types of sins that are mentioned in the preceding two scripture passages.]

Now, we will consider what Bible commentaries have to say about these two focal scriptures.

John Calvin’s Commentaries on the Bible explains with regard to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10,

By unrighteousness here you may understand what is opposed to strict integrity. The unrighteous, then, that is, those who inflict injury on their brethren, who defraud or circumvent others, who, in short, are intent upon their own advantage at the expense of injuring others, will not inherit the kingdom of God. That by the unrighteous here, . . . he means those who do not repent of their sins, but obstinately persist in them, is too manifest to require that it should be stated. The Apostle himself, too, afterwards expresses this in the words employed by him, when he says that the Corinthians formerly were such. The wicked, then, do inherit the kingdom of God, but it is only in the event of their having been first converted to the Lord in true repentance, and having in this way ceased to be wicked. For although conversion is not the ground of pardon, yet we know that none are reconciled to God but those who repent.

And, in reference to Galatians 5:19-21, Calvin says,

What can be conceived more dreadful than that men should walk after the flesh, and shut themselves out from the kingdom of God? Who will dare to treat lightly the “abominable things which God hates?” (Jeremiah 44:4.)

But in this way, we shall be told, all are cut off from the hope of salvation; for who is there that is not chargeable with some of those sins? I reply, Paul does not threaten that all who have sinned, but that all who remain impenitent, shall be excluded from the kingdom of God. The saints themselves often fall into grievous sins, but they return to the path of righteousness, “that which they do they allow not,” (Romans 7:15,) and therefore they are not included in this catalogue. All threatenings of the judgments of God call us to repentance. They are accompanied by a promise that those who repent will obtain forgiveness; but if we continue obstinate, they remain as a testimony from heaven against us.

The preceding comments by Calvin reflect the belief that although genuine Christians will often commit sins, including those mentioned in the two focal scriptures, such Christians will seek to return to doing what is righteous, which necessitates true repentance. In any case, Calvin apparently believes that because of their repentance when they became a Christian by trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation, God will allow them to enter His kingdom, even if they do not repent for subsequent sins that they commit. In contrast, Calvin also believes that people who have never repented for their sins will be excluded from the kingdom of God.

John Gill’s Exposition on the Whole Bible states in regard to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10,

[I]t is not agreeable to the holy nature of God, to his infinite justice and righteous law, to admit any into heaven without a righteousness: hence a judgment seat is erected, before which all must stand; and those that will be found without a righteousness, will be for ever excluded the kingdom of heaven. . . .

And, Gill explains Galatians 5:19-21 as follows:

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By “flesh” is meant corrupt nature, as before, and by the works of it, not only external acts of sin, but inward lusts; for such are here mentioned among its works, as “hatred”, “wrath”, “envyings”, etc. and both external and internal acts are so called, because they spring from the flesh, or corrupt nature. . . .

[T]hey that do such works of the flesh . . .; that is, that live in the commission of these things, whose whole lives are employed in such work, living and dying in such a state, without repentance towards God and faith in Christ, shall never enjoy eternal life and happiness; though such who have done these things, being brought to a sense of them, and to the blood and righteousness of Christ for pardon and justification, for life and salvation; such, notwithstanding the works of the flesh done by them, shall, through the free grace of God, and the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ, inherit the kingdom and glory of God.

Our assessment of the basic beliefs of Gill with regard to the two focal scriptures is that although they are expressed differently, they are essentially the same as those of Calvin.

David Guzik’s Commentary on the Bible says in reference to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10,

We shouldn’t think that a Christian who has committed an act of fornication or homosexuality (or any of the other listed sins) is automatically excluded from the kingdom of God. Instead, since Paul describes these people by their sins, he means those whose lives are dominated and characterized by these sins. So, is an occasional act of fornication or homosexuality no big deal to God? Of course it is a significant matter, because it goes against everything we have been given in Jesus, and because a lifestyle of sin begins with single acts of sin.

And, with regard to Galatians 5:19-21, Guzik provides the following explanation:

To walk in these works of the flesh is to be in plain rebellion against God, and those in plain rebellion against God will not inherit the kingdom of God.

i. What is at stake here? The kingdom of God, which describes where God rules, and the benefits of His rule are realized. Because Paul speaks of inheriting the kingdom of God, we understand he means “heaven.” Paul says plainly, that those who practice such things will not go to heaven. Neither will they know the wonder and the glory of the kingdom of God on earth.

ii. Who are the people in danger? Those who practice such things. This means more than someone who has committed adultery, or fornication, or sorcery, or drunkenness, or any of these. This speaks of those who continue on in these sins, ignoring the voice of the Holy Spirit telling them to “stop.”

iii. “The tense of the verb . . . indicates a habitual continuation in fleshly sins rather than an isolated lapse, and the point is that those who continually practice such sins give evidence of having never received God’s Spirit.” (Boice)

iv. Practice “represents a present participle, ‘people doing such things’, and it carries the implication that they do them constantly.” (Morris)

v. “The verb . . . [refers] to habitual practice rather than an isolated lapse.” (Stott)

Paul may sound rigid or even harsh here, but he is consistent with the Biblical idea of conversion. When we come to Jesus to have our sins forgiven and our soul saved, He also changes our life. It doesn’t happen all at once, and the work will never be perfected on this side of eternity, but there will be a real change none the less (1 John 3:5-9). As Charles Spurgeon is said to have put it, “The grace that does not change my life will not save my soul.” The idea isn’t that a Christian could never commit these sins, but that they could never stay in these sins.

“Christians also fall and perform the lusts of the flesh. David fell horribly into adultery. Peter also fell grievously when he denied Christ. However great as these sins were, they were not committed to spite God, but from weakness. When their sins were brought to their attention these men did not obstinately continue in their sin, but repented. Those who sin through weakness are not denied pardon as long as they rise again and cease to sin. There is nothing worse than to continue in sin. If they do not repent, but obstinately continue to fulfill the desires of the flesh, it is a sure sign that they are not sincere.” (Luther)

Guzik strongly believes that a person who has become a genuine Christian will experience a generally righteous life. As a result, he also believes that a person who continually commits the same sins never made a sincere profession of faith in Jesus Christ and, therefore, should not expect to enter the kingdom of God. Furthermore, Guzik does not make an exception for Christians who sincerely repent for continuing to commit the same sins.

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Peter Pett’s Commentary on the Bible expresses the following point-of-view in reference to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:

Paul is always quite firm in his view that those who continually fail to reveal Christian virtues, those who do not seek to ‘put on the new man’, thereby reveal that they are not really truly Christian at all.

Paul . . . expands on the idea that those who are unjust in their dealings will not inherit the Kingly Rule of God by pointing out that this is true of all sinful men and women, whether professing but not practising [sic] believer or pagan.

It is so easy for a man to convince himself that he need not be too strict about sin because there is always a way of cleansing. So Paul warns such not to be deceived. If they behave like those doomed to judgment, they will be doomed to judgment whatever claim they make.

[S]uch people as practise [sic] these things will not only be expelled from the church and its fellowship in this life, but will certainly be excluded from life under the Kingly Rule of God in Heaven. They will have no inheritance in the future blessings of God. Those who continue blatantly in sin cannot expect mercy.

And, with regard to Galatians 5:19-21, Pett asserts, “[People who engage in such sins] can be sure they will not enter His kingdom, whatever their claims, for if they behave like this they have clearly not received the Holy Spirit and are not being led by the Spirit.”

Pett, like Guzik, believes that anyone, including those who profess to be Christians, but who continually engages in the sins mentioned in the two focal scriptures, will be excluded from the kingdom of God. Also like Guzik, Pett does not make an exception for Christians who sincerely repent for having committed such sins.

Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Bible declares in regard to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10,

All unrighteousness is sin; and all reigning sin, nay, every actual sin committed deliberately, and not repented of, shuts out of the kingdom of heaven.

Men are very much inclined to flatter themselves that God is such a one as themselves, and that they may live in sin and yet die in Christ, may lead the life of the devil’s children and yet go to heaven with the children of God.

And, with regard to Galatians 5:19-21, Henry says,

These are sins which will undoubtedly shut men out of heaven. The world of spirits can never be comfortable to those who plunge themselves in the filth of the flesh nor will the righteous and holy God ever admit such into his favour and presence, unless they be first washed and sanctified, and justified in the name of our Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. . . .

Henry argues that people who deliberately commit the sins mentioned in the two focal scriptures will not be allowed into the kingdom of heaven. This apparently includes people who have previously trusted in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation (i.e., Christians), even if they sincerely repent for having committed such sins.

Summary and Conclusions

Two of the five Bible commentaries that we have cited express the belief that everyone who repented for their past sins when they were converted to the Lord (i.e., genuine Christians) will be allowed to enter the kingdom of God, even if they often commit such sins after having become a Christian. However, both of these commentaries assert that people who have never repented for their sins will not enter the kingdom of God.

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The other three Bible commentaries that we have mentioned argue that if a person continues to commit the same sins, it is probable that person never made a valid profession of faith in Jesus Christ and, therefore, that person should not expect to enter the kingdom of God. None of these three commentaries make an exception for Christians who sincerely repent for their sins.

It is our belief that if everyone who has committed the sins mentioned in the two focal scripture passages is excluded from the kingdom of God, even if they repent for committing those sins, there will not be many people in the kingdom of God. The primary reason for this belief is our supposition that during every year of their life, every person with sufficient mental capacity and maturity, including genuine Christians, is guilty of knowingly or unknowingly committing sins that are mentioned in the two focal scriptures that we have cited.

Adultery is an example of a sin that may be unknowingly committed, because it may involve just thoughts, rather than necessitating physical activity. There probably are few, if any, normal heterosexual men who, even after becoming a Christian, have not committed the type of adultery that Jesus Christ mentioned in Matthew 5:28 when He declared, “I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” And, several of the other sins mentioned in the two focal scriptures could also be committed without realizing the sinfulness of certain types of thought (e.g., coveting, envy, hate, etc.).

So, if almost everyone – if not everyone – is guilty of committing sins that are mentioned in the two focal scriptures, what is the most likely meaning of these two scriptures, especially for Christians?

With regard to anyone who has never sincerely trusted in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation (i.e., those who are not genuine Christians), we believe the Bible does not provide a clear reason for them to believe that they will be allowed by God to enter His kingdom. In contrast, we also believe that 1 John 1:9 provides assurance that if genuine Christians continue to confess their sins and are truly repentant, God will not hold those sins against them (i.e., they will be forgiven) and, therefore, they will not be punished in any way for having committed those sins. This scripture, which is applicable to Christians specifically, declares, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Although 1 John 1:9 does not indicate that Christians who fail to repent will not be allowed to enter the kingdom of God, the verse does infer that unconfessed sins will not be forgiven by God. Therefore, there probably will be some form of punishment for unconfessed sins. It is our belief that this punishment is likely to take the form of lesser rewards in heaven, rather than some form of severe punishment.

Furthermore, if professing Christians have sincerely trusted in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation, they will be allowed to enter the kingdom of God, regardless of whether or not they later confess all of their subsequent sins (see John 3:16). If this last statement is not true, then no one could have assurance of their eternal salvation, because a sudden death might prevent them from being able to confess their recent sins. [For further perspective regarding this matter, click on “What Must a Person Do to Be Assured of Eternal Salvation?)]

Appendix

Definitions of the Types of Sins Mentioned in the Two Focal Scripture Passages*

Adultery: having voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and a woman not his wife, or between a married woman and a man not her husband

Contentiousness: being always ready to argue; being quarrelsome

Coveting: wanting ardently, especially something that another person has; longing for with envy

Dissension: causing discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling; dissatisfaction with those in authority

Drunkenness: being intoxicated or habitually intoxicated

Envy: having discontent and ill will because of another person’s advantages, possessions, etc.; resentful dislike of another person who has something that the envier desires

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Extortion: getting money, etc. by threats, misuse of authority, etc.

Fornication: having voluntary sexual intercourse engaged in by a man, especially an unmarried man, with an unmarried woman

Hate: having strong dislike or ill will for someone

Heresy: having a religious belief opposed to the orthodox doctrines of a church, especially such a belief specifically denounced by the church; the rejection of a belief that is a part of church dogma

Homosexuality: engaging in behavior to fulfill sexual desire for those of the same sex as oneself

Idolatry: worshipping of idols; excessive devotion to, or reverence for, some person or thing

Jealousy: being resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival’s influence

Lewdness: showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, especially in an offensive way

Murder: unlawfully and maliciously or premeditatedly killing of one human being by another

Reveling: engaging in boisterous (i.e., noisy and unruly) festivity

Reviling: using abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to, or about, someone

Selfish ambition: being too much concerned with one’s own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others

Sodomy: engaging in abnormal sexual intercourse, such as having sex with an animal

Sorcery: using an evil supernatural power over people and their affairs

Thievery: engaging in stealing from others

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Uncleanness: being morally impure

Wrathful: being intensely angry

*Source: Webster’s Dictionary

FAQs

What kind of people will not inherit the kingdom of God? ›

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

What does the Bible say about who will not enter the kingdom of heaven? ›

Jesus states in Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of Heaven”, yet there are some who teach salvation by “faith only”, i.e. as long as someone believes, he/she will be saved.

How do we inherit the kingdom of God? ›

God's people ability to conquer the world, is not by outward might, but by inward strength received from above. Heaven is not by your righteousness or power to inherit it. It is only by the grace of God in Christ which is the undeserved acceptance and love receives from God.

Who will not enter the kingdom of heaven KJV? ›

[3] And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. [4] Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Who will not enter the kingdom of heaven NIV? ›

Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

What are the five conditions in order to enter the kingdom of God? ›

Its characteristics and values could be as follows:
  • faith.
  • simplicity of a child / purity.
  • belongs to those who suffer.
  • love God and love your neighbour.
  • honesty / truth.
  • humility.
  • joy in others' achievements.
  • wealth and ambition must be sacrificed.

Who will be saved according to the Bible? ›

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

What is the Kingdom of God means? ›

Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God's will. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels.

What does God say about inheritance? ›

Proverbs 13:22: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children.” (NKJV) This verse keeps our life goals, our vision and our legacy front and center when we're choosing how to use our money today.

What does inheritance in the Bible mean? ›

The concept of inheritance is very important in the Bible and refers not only to the passing on of land and possessions from one generation to another, but also to the earthly and spiritual gifts which God plans to give to those who are his 'children'.

Who will not enter the kingdom of heaven ESV? ›

Matthew 5:20

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Is tattoo a sin in the Bible? ›

The Hebrew prohibition is based on interpreting Leviticus 19:28—"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you"—so as to prohibit tattoos, and perhaps even makeup.

What did the Bible say about tattoos? ›

But in the ancient Middle East, the writers of the Hebrew Bible forbade tattooing. Per Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.” Historically, scholars have often understood this as a warning against pagan practices of mourning.

Who will be the greatest in heaven? ›

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

What does the Bible say about causing children to sin? ›

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Who are the children of the kingdom in Matthew 8 12? ›

The children of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness, that is, the Jews, who have received the Law, who observe the types of all things that were to be, yet did not acknowledge the realities when present. Jerome: Or the Jews may be called the children of the kingdom, because God reigned among them heretofore.

What are the four main elements to the promise of the kingdom of God? ›

Response: The four main elements to the promise of the kingdom of God are as follows: people, land, blessing, and the foretelling of a king.

What are the signs of the kingdom of God? ›

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What does Jesus say about the Kingdom of God? ›

The kingdom of God, Jesus replied, is not something people will be able to see and point to. Then came these striking words: “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21) With these words, Jesus gave voice to a teaching that is universal and timeless.

Is everyone chosen by God? ›

We find that all believers are chosen of God (Titus 1:1 NASB). Believers were “predestined according to His purpose who works out all things after the counsel of His will” (Eph. 1:11 NASB).

How do I know if I am saved? ›

Put simply, our salvation depends solely on the person and work of Jesus Christ. As we continue to trust in him, we will experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to make us more like Jesus. When we see this happening, our assurance that we truly are one of God's children grows.

Does God give everyone a chance? ›

From Doctrine and Covenants 137–138. “What happens after we die?” might be the most frequently asked question in the history of the world.

Who will not enter the kingdom of heaven ESV? ›

Matthew 5:20

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

What will the meek inherit? ›

Psalms 37:11 — “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

What does effeminate mean in the Bible? ›

1 : having feminine qualities untypical of a man : not manly in appearance or manner.

What does Paul say the kingdom of God is about? ›

The Apostle Paul defined the Kingdom of God in his letter to the church in Rome: "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."

How many people are going to heaven? ›

The Bible does not say in any part that it is only the 144,000 that will go to heaven. The revelation to John supports Matthew 8:11, which says that many will come from every corner of the earth to sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The number 144,000 that were sealed or chosen are not pre-chosen.

What does the will of God mean in the Bible? ›

The will of God or divine will is a concept found in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, according to which God's will is the first cause of everything that exists.

What did Jesus say about the kingdom of God? ›

As Jesus made unambiguously clear, we can experience this inner treasure — and no experience could be more valuable. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” he declared, “and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

What are the characteristics of a meek person? ›

Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said: “Meekness is strong, not weak; active, not passive; courageous, not timid; restrained, not excessive; modest, not self-aggrandizing; and gracious, not brash.

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'Poor in spirit' is an odd phrase to modern ears, outside religious circles anyway. The traditional explanation, especially among evangelicals, is that it means people who recognise their own spiritual poverty, their need for God. Blessed are those who mourn is taken to mean people who repent and mourn for their sins.

What did Jesus mean by meek? ›

Meek in Greek: Humble, gentle, mild. The underlying Greek word for “meek” in Matthew 5:5 is πραΰς, transliterated into English as praus, and it generally means humble, gentle or mild. There are two other times in the New Testament where this particular word praus appears.

What is an example of effeminate? ›

If you describe a man or boy as effeminate, you think he behaves, looks, or sounds like a woman or girl. ...a skinny, effeminate guy in lipstick and earrings.

What makes a man effeminate? ›

Effeminacy refers specifically to males who are not sufficiently masculine according to the expectations of their culture and/or context. These masculine traits generally involve strength, virility, emotional control, and lack of demonstrativeness.

What is the meaning of fornication in the Bible? ›

Catholicism. Catholicism equates premarital sex with fornication and ties it with breaking the sixth commandment ("Thou shalt not commit adultery") in its Catechism: Fornication is carnal union between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman.

What did Jesus mean the kingdom of God is within you? ›

Jesus said, "for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" in response to the Pharisees asking when the Kingdom of God will come. The saying has numerous explanations including that enlightenment is within you, in your heart, and your spark of God has always been there.

What is the kingdom of God according to Matthew? ›

Thought to be the main content of Jesus's preaching in the Gospel of Matthew, the "kingdom of heaven" described "a process, a course of events, whereby God begins to govern or to act as king or Lord, an action, therefore, by which God manifests his being-God in the world of men."

Why is the kingdom of God important? ›

God's Kingdom is a place where He places His servants in order to see the world as He does and serve in His Kingdom. His Kingdom, also known as “the House that God built,” is a place that always has pressing needs and it is important for Christians to understand their “calling” in God's Kingdom.

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The Kingdom of God is the realm where God reigns supreme, and Jesus Christ is King.. … Old Testament scholar Graeme Goldsworthy summarized the Kingdom of God in even fewer words as, “ God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule .”. “What Shall I Do That I May Inherit Eternal Life?”. Jesus states in Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of Heaven”, yet there are some who teach salvation by “faith only”, i.e. as long as someone believes, he/she will be saved.. It can only come through repentance and by living the gospel plan of life and salvation as given by Jesus Christ.. for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” ( Luke 17:21 ) With these words, Jesus gave voice to a teaching that is universal and timeless.. The verse in the Bible that most Christians make reference to is Leviticus 19:28 , which says,”You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.” So, why is this verse in the Bible?. The phrase “inherit the earth” is also similar to “ theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven ” in Matthew 5:3.. In the Parable of The Good Samaritan, Jesus Christ taught that loving your neighbor means more than loving those in your homogenous and socially segregated neighborhood .. If you know what the Bible teaches about what takes a person to Heaven; having tattoos does not disqualify you from getting into Heaven .. The Bible neither favors nor forbids the process of cremation.. A meek person can also be humble, but these words aren’t quite synonyms.

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Why ‘Men of God’ Don’t. Inherit the Kingdom of God. The. kingdom of God is not for “men:” the kingdom of God is for “children.”. There is only one problem with “Men of God:” they don’t. inherit the kingdom of God.. “Men. of God” don’t go to heaven for a simple reason; the kingdom of God is not for. “men:” the kingdom of God is for “children.” Indeed, it is not just for. children, it is for “little children.” Jesus says: “Assuredly, I say to you,. unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means. enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3).. Nevertheless, many still. insist on being “Men of God” instead of “little children of God.” Jesus says. children are representative of the citizens of the kingdom of God.. Therefore, every time you see a so-called “Man of God,” know that “of such. is not the kingdom of heaven.” Like Nicodemus, “Men of God” need to be “born. again” so they can become “children of God.” (John 3:3).. “God has been. using this pastor to depopulate hell.” “Pastor John has been raised by God to. do mighty works in these end-times.” “This man is anointed for stupendous and. bombastic signs and wonders.” The more boastful, the greater the public appeal.

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“Men of God” don’t go to heaven for a simple reason; the kingdom of God is not for “men:” the kingdom of God is for “children.” Indeed, it is not just for children, it is for “little children.” Jesus says: “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” ( Matthew 18:3 ).. Nevertheless, many still insist on being “Men of God” instead of “little children of God.” Jesus says children are representative of the citizens of the kingdom of God.. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” ( Matthew 20:26-28 ).. He says furthermore: “You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ( Matthew 5:14/16 ).. People see the good works of “Men of God” and glorify them.. However, people see the good works of “children of God” but don’t glorify them.. They don’t stand up or raise their hands in church to make lavish donations.. All they are able to do is to thank God for whoever they are.. It also means charitable programmes organised by churches are ungodly.. They are acts of righteousness put on public display; therefore they do not speak the righteousness of Christ.. The righteousness of the Pharisee is public: the righteousness of the son of God is private.. Jesus says: “Everything they do is done for show.” ( Matthew 23:5 ).

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A Nigerian international affairs expert and an iconoclastic church pastor in Lagos, has narrated how the so-called men of God do not eventually inherit the kingdom of God.. There is only one problem with “Men of God:” they don’t inherit the kingdom of God.. “Men of God” don’t go to heaven for a simple reason; the kingdom of God is not for “men:” the kingdom of God is for “children.” Indeed, it is not just for children, it is for “little children.” Jesus says: “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3).. Nevertheless, many still insist on being “Men of God” instead of “little children of God.” Jesus says children are representative of the citizens of the kingdom of God.. Therefore, every time you see a so-called “Man of God,” know that “of such is not the kingdom of heaven.” Like Nicodemus, “Men of God” need to be “born again” so they can become “children of God.” (John 3:3).. “God has been using this pastor to de-populate hell.” “Pastor John has been raised by God to do mighty works in these end-times.” “This man is anointed for stupendous and bombastic signs and wonders.” The more boastful, the greater the public appeal.. He says furthermore: “You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14/16).. The difference between “Men of God” and “children of God” lies in the ability to unravel this kingdom dynamic.. People see the good works of “Men of God” and glorify them.. Because they receive glory from men, their good works in the world become bad works according to the estimation of the kingdom of God.. However, people see the good works of “children of God” but don’t glorify them.. The righteousness of the Pharisee is public: the righteousness of the son of God is private.. But the righteousness of the son of God has just one objective: the keeping of God’s commandments.

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Christ paid the price of sin just once with His blood.. The light of life can come only through following Jesus Christ.. Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will .. Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit .. According to the bible only 144,000 people go to heaven to rule with Jesus in God’s heavenly kingdom.. Baptism according to the bible is an ordinance associated with the “Great Commission” however baptism cannot get you into heaven or keep you out of heaven .. So, according to the Bible, does everyone go to Heaven after they die?. According to the Bible, heaven is a place where people who have put their trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with Him.. Repent of sins (see D&,C 58:42–43 [Scripture Mastery]).. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV), he asks, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?. “There are only two things that you can do on earth that you can’t do in heaven: evangelize and sin .. Yes, it is true that the bible says that only 144,000 humans go to heaven .. Revelation 7:4 confirms this fact, it reads: [“And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000,”]… This scripture says that only 144,000 are sealed, not everybody, not a great crowd, only 144,000.

The kingdom of God - “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Many of the core aspects of life cannot be adequately described in human terms - i.e. - Life Life Life Love Happiness Meaning of life What happens when we die? The functions of our bodies From man’s very limited myopic human perspective,…

On a recent earlier occasion in Capernaum - - Jesus had used children to remind his disciples that receiving children was a very clear picture of those who by receiving other believers, received Jesus and him who sent him.. To receive the kingdom of God as a child is to receive it as one who has no credits, no clout, no claims.23 A little child has absolutely nothing to bring, and whatever a child receives, he or she receives by grace on the basis of sheer neediness rather than by any merit inherent in him- or herself.. Their destiny is determined irrespective of their choice, by an unconditional decree of God, suspended for its execution on no act of their own; and their salvation is wrought by an unconditional application of the grace of Christ to their souls, through the immediate and irresistible operation of the Holy Spirit prior to and apart from any action of their own proper wills … And if death in infancy does depend on God’s providence, it is assuredly God in His providence who selects this vast multitude to be made participants of His unconditional salvation …. The pericope about Jesus and the children, of course, is about blessing children, not baptizing them, but both the blessing of Jesus and the wording of the narrative establish a positive context in which to consider the question of infant baptism.. Calvin argued that if children were brought to Jesus to receive the kingdom, which is the sum of the blessing sealed through baptism, why should they be denied baptism?. Kingdom of God - God’s sovereign rule. Eternal life is God’s grace gift received by faith -. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.. Later, Jesus emphasized the need to value the kingdom of God more than anything else - Hidden Treasure, Pearl of Great Value.. When we treasure something more than eternal life, we very similar to King Rehoboam, who although he knew better did not consistently set his heart to seek God.. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.. Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

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“Men of God” don’t go to heaven for a simple reason; the kingdom of God is not for “men:” the kingdom of God is for “children.” Indeed, it is not just for children, it is for “little children.” Jesus says: “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3).. He says furthermore: “You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14/16).. However, people see the good works of “children of God” but don’t glorify them.. All they are able to do is to thank God for whoever they are.. It also means charitable programs organised by churches are ungodly.. The righteousness of the Pharisee is public: the righteousness of the son of God is private.. Jesus says: “Everything they do is done for show.” (Matthew 23:5).

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