A large portion of the world has a distorted view of salvation. There are those that say they believe in Jesus but live a life like they don’t. Not only do they have an incorrect view of grace, but they contribute to skeptics’ unwillingness to believe in God. Why would someone want to believe in Jesus when all they see is bitter, hypocritical Christians? To the skeptic, God loves you. I apologize for all Christians (including myself) that depict an inaccurate picture of God. But do not take it out on Him. Please look past our imperfections and see His righteousness and goodness. To the professed believer, examine your ways. Grace is not a license to sin, but should be the reason you decide not to. Understand that it is possible to profess belief in Jesus and still endure eternal punishment. If you don’t believe me, take a second from only reading John 3:16 in isolation and read the entire NT and see what I mean (see Matthew 7 and Revelation 3 for examples). In closing, God’s supreme love for humanity is intended to drive us to living a restored life with faith in Jesus by the help of His Spirit, leading to the eventual inheritance of eternal life. Please don’t let this truth be distorted any longer.
“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)