|Luke 12:1-7 |
1 In the meantime, when such a great crowd had gathered that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, "Beware the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
3 Whatever you have spoken in darkness will be heard in the light, and that which you have whispered in the ear behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.
4 And I say to you my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom you should fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell. Yes, I say to you, Fear him [God].1
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies, yet not one of them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
1 Fear God, who can kill the body and the soul, and then cast you into Hell. And yet those who call themselves Christians have no fear of God, while they continue to sin: to be covetous, sexually immoral, greedy, jealous, envious, angry, cheaters, liars, given to rage, drunken, etc.; thinking that Jesus is going to be their excuse because they call him Lord. But read what He said about such Christians: Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but [only] he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them,‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Mat 7:21-23 and Whoever commits sin practices lawlessness; for sin is lawlessness, 1 John 3:4; and Whoever commits and practices sin is the slave to sin. John 8:34. You can be sure: No sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an is idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Eph 5:5-6. Anyone, (even a so-called Christian), who is impure, sexually immoral, or covetous will be banned from heaven.