Bible Study Moment

Then in Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter”. This is the main passage that keeps me from fully embracing the idea stated in the old hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” might literally be true. And Jesus goes on to say that those who won’t make it will have done things like prophesy in his name, and cast out demons, and do many other miracles in his name. Not exactly the evil doers we may picture being in hell, but some that we might be inclined to think of being especially spiritual, kind of a super-Christian.

Mark Phillips