“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Imagine being fooled into believing you are a Christian only to find out on Judgment Day that you never were. Though God technically knows everything about each of us, He does know “know” us as part of a mutual relationship.
Your infant baptism did not save you. Your adult baptism “in the spirit” did not save you. Your “spiritual gifts” did not save you. Simply repeating a prayer did not save you.
These are all works, and some might be wonderful, but God never knew you.
It is by GRACE we are saved, through FAITH . . . NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Being a “good person” does not get you to heaven.
Being able to cast out demons, speak in tongues, see the “future,” astral project, going to church, not swearing, being honest, being faithful to your spouse, praying, knocking on people’s doors, preaching, teaching, and/or reading your Bible every day does not mean you are saved.
God never knew you.
ONLY true belief that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, died for your sins and rose again proving that he is God incarnate and is LORD of your life coupled with true repentance for your sins – and we ALL have sinned – will give God your permission to come into your life and save your eternal soul.
Repent, confess, and believe.
Faith, not works. That is what the Bible says, so it must be the way.
Are you ready to be saved?