Everyone Goes to Heaven, Right?

I was taught growing up,
that only a select few
would go to Heaven!
And of course,
we were in that select few!

Over the years, I have yet to meet
a group that believes that they are NOT
a part of the “select few”.
How interesting and convenient!!!

When Jesus hit the scene,
the Jewish people believed,
only a select few,
were loved by God,
cherished by God,
and were not sinners!
And everyone else was,
how do we say this…
OUT!!!

Jesus core message,
was and is…
that EVERYONE is in!
That God’s Love is for…
say it with me,
EVERYONE!!!

We are sometimes slow, really slow…
and the Jewish Religious Leaders during Jesus time
we no exception to this…
Jesus had to tell them
AGAIN
AGAIN
AGAIN
that God loves
EVERYONE!!!

Get this…
This made them so
ANGRY
FURIOUS

That they created a plan…
to KILL JESUS!!!

So from that time on, the Jewish leaders began to plot Jesus’ death
-John 11:53

So let me get this right…
Jesus came and said that
GOD LOVES EVERYONE,
not just a select few.
And the select few,
hated this so much,
they created and successfully
pulled off a plan to kill Jesus!

Yep, that’s right!
And that thinking is still prevalent TODAY!

There are groups of Christians,
who believe that they,
and only they,
are loved by God
and will go to HEAVEN!

Folks I am not talking about,
some little cult,
I am talking about the largest denomination
in the US – 15 Million Members!

So what do we do?
Let everyone we know,
that God isn’t a God
of only the few, the select,
but for EVERYONE!

Why wouldn’t we share this?
What better news is there about God?
That God LOVES EVERYONE,
TODAY,
TOMORROW,
and FOREVER!

Be Blessed My Friends,
Steve