There is a popular saying that when we get to heaven it will be full of surprises. People make this statement because they think that some people will go to hell due to their sins. But the surprise is that God does not have such records. He said, “I will be merciful to your unrighteousness, and your sins and iniquities I shall remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12). So why do you think He would do such a thing? He won’t.
Why do you go about confessing sins-those of your grandfather or the ones you committed when you were still small-and blaming sin for your current condition? When you do that it shows your ignorance.
What is the surprise that we will find in heaven? It is the fact that we will see all those people who we thought would be in hell. The Bible says whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13). Do you know whether those people called Jesus at the point of their deaths?
Do you know that as a believer there is no sin that you can commit that will take you to hell? The only sin that will send you to hell is the refusal to accept Jesus into your life. You are not a sinner simply because you have sinned. Remember, Jesus paid the price for sin at the cross over 2000 years ago.
Someone may ask, shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? As Paul said, “God forbid”! You are dead to sin. How can you be dead to sin while continuing to sin? That you fell into sin does not change your righteousness. But if you go ahead and say you have a licence to sin, it will ravage your life. Sin will send you to an early grave. It will embarrass you, ridicule you, and send you to jail. Yes, you will go to heaven, but you will first experience hell here on earth. So don’t indulge in it. Choose to be righteous.
1 Corinthians 6:1-20