Jesus is passing sentence here upon those who do not bear fruit for God's eternal kingdom (CP V20-27). Jesus makes it quite clear here that no one merely professing to be a Christian will be saved - only those who hear God's word and do it will enter into the kingdom of heaven (CP Psa 119:9; Pr 4:4; Ro 2:13; Jas 1:22-25; Rev 1:3). These scriptures all teach the same thing: the only way to heaven is by doing the work of God's word - no one can be saved by merely believing in Jesus (CP Jas 2:14-26). Demons also believe in Jesus, but they are not going to heaven. This is a warning for believers, not unbelievers. Those who profess faith in Christ must conform strictly to His word. There can be no compromise - believers not doing the work of God's word for Christ, are doing the work of the devil against Christ (CP Mt 12:30). Professing Christians who are not bearing fruit for God's eternal kingdom will not be part of the kingdom, and it is folly for them to think they will.
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