In the Holy Bible are the inspired words of God, given to man to
write down, for the guidance and comfort of all those that seek the salvation of their soul.
We are living in the end times and the majority of those that claim the Christian name are false deceivers. They are Satan's agents that want to lead those that are genuine, away from the narrow path of salvation.
Matthew 7:13-14 KJB "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
The churches and Christian communities are utterly infiltrated and corrupted by these "grievous wolves" as God calls them.
Acts 20:29 KJB "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJB "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Thankfully, as God tells us, we need not that any man teach us.
1 John 2:27 KJB "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
1 John 2:17 KJB "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Hebrews 5:9 KJB "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"
Revelation 22:14 KJB "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
Ephesians 2:8 KJB "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:"
James 2:17 KJB "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."
We are saved by God's mercy through being able to trust in Him (faith). As the above verse shows, there is a difference between a dead faith and a saving faith. A true saving faith in God will bring forth good fruits. For example such fruits as overcoming your sins, walking in obedience unto God, self denial, living a holy and righteous life, good works done for Christ and His cause, joy, love for God and mankind, learning more and more about God, etc.
Remember the words of Matthew 10:39 KJB "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
They that who have their best portion, their greatest good, their chief happiness, in this life and not in the world to come, will have their portion in Hell hereafter.
God warns us of living in pleasure. God warns us of living "effeminate" lives.
1 Timothy 5:6 KJB "But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth."
If our hearts and minds are set on the pleasures and comforts of this world, we are carnal minded and will perish.
Romans 8:7-8 KJB "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
God commands us to repent. Without repentance there is no forgiveness. True repentance involves acknowledging your sins, having a change of heart and mind from desiring to do those selfish evil things, unto desiring to obey the Lord and walk in His commandments, living a righteous, holy and sanctified life in obedience unto His will, and not your own anymore.
"Repentance implies sorrow for sin as committed against God, along with a purpose to forsake it. It is not merely a fear of the consequences of sin or of the wrath of God in hell. It is such a view of sin, as evil in itself, as to lead the mind to hate it and forsake it. Laying aside all view of the punishment of sin, the true penitent hates it. Even if sin were the means of procuring him happiness; if it would promote his gratification and be unattended with any future punishment, he would hate it and turn from it. The mere fact that it is evil, and that God hates it, is a sufficient reason why those who are truly penitent hate it and forsake it. False repentance dreads the consequences of sin; true repentance dreads sin itself. These persons whom Peter addressed had been merely alarmed; they were afraid of wrath, and especially of the wrath of the Messiah. They had no true sense of sin as an evil, but were simply afraid of punishment. This alarm Peter did not regard as by any means genuine repentance. Such conviction for sin would soon wear off, unless their repentance became thorough and complete. Hence, he told them to repent, to turn from sin, to exercise sorrow for it as an evil and bitter thing, and to express their sorrow in the proper manner." -Albert Barnes commentary on Acts 2:38
So I say, if you desire the salvation of your soul, get in the Holy Bible (free PDF of the King James Bible at the top of this page) and read, starting in the New Testament, and do as Jesus (who is God) teaches you.
"A Christian is not someone who merely believes in Jesus and His teachings but a Christian is someone who obeys Jesus and His teachings." -Unknown author
Please also check out the "Traits of Those Who Will and Who Will Not Enter the Kingdom of God" page.
And Our purpose in life according to God's word (the Holy Bible).