Just because we claim a status in faith, it doesn’t get us access to the Eternal Life promised.
Working in the faith and believing must go together in order for any of us to have an opportunity to enter into that Great rest of God.
You cannot be an avid church goer’s and assume that you’ll enter Heaven bassed upon attendance.
Building the temple here on Earth, and increasing the membership of the Body of Christ may very well give you and I an upper hand in the judgement.
Living right won’t hurt the cause either. Those who have become stagnated because of church politics have walked away from service in the church. That doesn’t hurt anyone but yourself in the long run.
People say going to church is not important, but that is not what the Scripture says. Being active in the service of the congregation and community is what must take place in our lives, not avoiding fake believers who have some personal agendas when they come to serve. It is not always about the Lord or the church, it is about clout and prestige among men.
We aren’t here to serve God through men. We are serving man through God.
If people think they should have that right available to them to go to Heaven because they simply go to church.
The devil believes and trembles.