What prudent person doesn’t read the details of their auto and homeowner insurance? If you were about to enter into a contract with someone, wouldn’t you read the entire contract or have reputable lawyer(s) reading it to make sure you were not being defrauded?
That said, now let’s talk about your soul. God has made a covenant (contract) for your soul. This contract is contained in detail in the New Testament. So, knowing this, have you read the contract for your soul? No, not just read it, but search out every detail? Or, are you taking someone’s word for what the Word of God actually says?
Are you obeying the details of God’s contract or are you attempting to circumvent the commandments of God? Are you living your life the way you choose or choosing to live your life the way God chooses for you? When you see things in God’s contract which condemns you, do you surround yourself with preachers and teachers who will say it ain’t so? When you see things in God’s contract you don’t like, do you begin reading man written books which makes it go away?
I’d like to tell you that God doesn’t care what he wrote in His book. I’d’ like to tell you that those false teachers who agreed with your misdeeds had God’s approbation. I’d like to tell you that all of those man written lexicons, commentaries, and a variety of books were equated with God’s Book. I’d like to tell you that God doesn’t care what He has contracted with mankind. I’d like to tell you all these things, but I cannot do that. I can’t do that because it simply isn’t so (2 Cor 2:17).
God’s contract with man stipulates that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to earth, was crucified, and arose from the dead (Jn 3:16 f; 1 Cor 15:1-4). This is the gospel of Christ. Anyone who believes Jesus is the Christ from the heart and confesses such with his mouth;(Rom 10:10) Anyone who repents and is baptized for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38); Anyone who endures trials and persecutions (Jam 1:12); Anyone who remains faithful until death, the same shall be saved (Rev 2:10)!
Don’t take my word for it. Read the New Testament for yourself. And if you are very wise, read it so meticulously that there is no doubt to its conclusion. Read it as if your eternal life was in jeopardy, because whether you know it or not, it is (1 Cor 15:30)!