Most People Think Heaven Is Their Birthright
First and foremost, the biggest problem that keeps most people from finding God is – we think we are already there, know it all and are living the right way! We all feel that we are born with a free ticket to Heaven. We believe that Heaven is our right, our predetermined destination – and – the only thing that could possibly keep us out of Heaven is a huge error, a major sin like murder that might kick us off our perfect and straight path to Heaven.
But… even then, no need to worry because we all know that God forgives us our sins. RIGHT?
We think, “God won’t send me to Hell no matter what because I am a good person and he loves me. I live a good life in a good country. I am protected and safe. I am comfortable with who I am, what I do and I just feel that my eternal dwelling place in Heaven is secure.”
You Would Be Wrong.
The Scales Of Good Vs. Bad
Others would say, “Hey, I believe in the scales thing. As long as I do a little more good stuff than bad stuff, I’m covered!”
“I’m a good person.” I work hard, pay my taxes, take care of my family and don’t cause any trouble – well not much. God would not throw me into Hell. How could God even justify such a move?
And in all of our own, little, self centered minds, we all believe we are good and doing most everything right. Each and every one of us always sees our scale tilting a little more to the good side than the bad side and we all think, feel and hope that we will make it to Heaven doing what WE think is right. We are sure that we are safe and secure…
But You Would Be Very Wrong.
Fun Now – Worry Later
And then, there are those who know exactly what to do to stay out of Hell, but decided that they would rather wait. They want to have their fun right now and take care of Heavenly things later, when they get older, just before they die.