|Matthew 18:3 |
3 And said, "Truly I say to you that unless you turn around [change your conduct] and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.1[To enter the kingdom of heaven, you must be restored to the innocence of little children; and little children do not have pride, anger, violence, judgment of others, and sexual desires. Paul wrote: "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy; for I have betrothed you to one husband [Jesus], that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." 2 Cor 11:2. Christ changes men and women, making them virgins again, their lusts and sexual desires removed.]
1 Unless you turn around [change your conduct] and become like little children, you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Mark! You cannot please God unless you have crucified your lusts and affections on the inward cross of self-denial. You must be restored to the innocence of a little child. You must be purified, to become as innocent as the day you were born. Otherwise, you will be banned from heaven. And this can only be done by your repentance and the grace of God's changing power, to purge the desires and pride from your heart by faith, making you fit for the company of heaven.