With my Pentecostal background, I understand this misconception quite a lot. Worth reading.
“I’m a nurse.” Well actually that’s a lie. I’m in the process of becoming a nurse.
“I’m saved.” That’s also a lie. I’m in the process of becoming saved.
I’ve heard people say to me “I’m saved” as if their judgment is already set in stone. This devalues Jesus Christ who is the one who will stand to judge us. Accepting Jesus as your Savior is an early and necessary step in becoming saved, but it is not the final step. Just as me getting accepting into the Nursing program was not the final step into me being a registered nurse.
It really takes more than just proclaiming His name and accepting him to enter His Kingdom.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 7:21
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