“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21 (NKJ)
“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled, but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.’ You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!”
James 2:14-19 (NKJ)
2. Religious Ways Are Not Enough.
“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?’”
Matthew 7:22 (NKJ)
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Matthew 5:48 (NIV)
3. Salvation Is All About Relationship.
“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
Matthew 7:23 (NKJ)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NKJ)
“And eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” John 17:3 (GNT)