If you think no person can know whether a person is going to Hell, then this section is for you.
Someone once said this to me, in all seriousness.
Your not God! You can't send me to Hell just because you don't like that I'm gay!
There are so many things wrong with that statement that it is hard to know where to begin. I'm not the one sending you to Hell. I don't want you to go to Hell. I want you to be saved and go to Heaven.
It doesn't matter what I or any other person thinks about you being Gay. Before I read the Bible, I never cared what anyone else's sexual orientation was. It doesn't hurt me that they are gay, as far as I could tell. I know several people who are gay. They are all creative and hard working members of society. Some of them even raised adopted children, and they turned out just fine.
The fact of the matter is, God is the one who doesn't like that you are gay. He is the one Who declared homosexuality to be a sin, not me.
Only God knows who is going to Heaven and who is going to Hell.
That is not true. God tells us how to know.
First of all, God tells us that EVERYONE is a sinner (Ecc 7:20, Jn 8:34, Rom 3:10, Rom 8:7-8, I Cor 2:14
), nothing anyone does is good enough to please God (Is 64:6
), and EVERYONE therefore deserves to go to Hell (Rom 3:23, Rom 6:23, Rev 20:15
The only way to saved is to be called by God (Mt 22:14, Jn 6:44, Rm 9:11
), to be convicted of your sins by the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38, Titus 3:5
), and to be born again through Jesus Christ (John 3:3
Since I have done all of that, I know for a fact that I am saved. If you haven't done all of that, then I know for a fact that if you were to die right now, you would go straight to Hell. You can tell me you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and that you are saved, but if you are continuing to live a life of sin, I will know that you are lying and you aren't really saved (1 John 3:4-12, James 2:14-26
). My job as a Pastor is to convince you of the need to get right with Jesus.