He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I WILL NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
(So if you do not overcome, will it then be blotted out?)
“But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? ALL the righteousness which he has done SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.
You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, and with ALL your strength.
For who, having heard, REBELLED? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that THEY WOULD NOT ENTER HIS REST, but TO THOSE WHO DID NOT OBEY? So we see that THEY COULD NOT ENTER IN BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF.
…. work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
“If ANYONE desires to come after Me, let him DENY HIMSELF, and take up his cross DAILY, and follow Me.
For IF WE SIN WILLFULLY AFTER we have received the knowledge of the truth, there NO LONGER REMAINS a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Of how much WORSE PUNISHMENT, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and INSULTED THE SPIRIT OF GRACE?
IF you love Me, YOU WILL keep My commandments.
Be FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH, and I will give you the crown of life.
1 John 3:4
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and SIN IS LAWLESSNESS.
“NOT EVERYONE who says to Me, Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, BUT HE who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many (Titus 1:16) will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; depart from Me, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS!’
John 17:3 (Jesus praying for himself)
“And this is eternal life, THAT THEY MAY KNOW YOU, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
1 John 4:8
He who does not love does not KNOW GOD, for God IS love.
(BE LOVE 1 Corinthians 13)
2 Peter 2:20-22
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the LATTER END IS WORST FOR THEM THAN THE BEGINNING. For it would have BEEN BETTER for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”