What does it mean that a person will not inherit the kingdom of God?


1 Corinthians 6:9 - 11

ESV - 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality. 10 Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Darrell Tetar

The answer by Mr. Houdmann is a good one. I would like to add to it. The Bible also says, that cowards, liars " and the like" WOW and the like? That pretty well is all of us. Mr. Houdmann said one word that is very important. Decreasing.

I know people and personally what it is to sin and hate it. I have seen and experience complete deliverance from sin. We as practicing Christians should hate sin and by hating it, repentance should be immediate. We are in a war the spirit against the flesh and in this body we will always be. Praise God that we as Christians hate it when we sin. Whether we tell a lie, or live a life struggling against a certain sin. Paul explained it so well in stating ( and I will just state part of it) I Paul the chief of sinners struggle, why do I do the things I hate to do and not do the things I want to do? What a wretched man I am! Who will save me from this, praise to my Savior Jesus Christ.

I pray that all of us who struggle with sin will see it and eliminate it by reading our Bible, and building a strong DAILY relationship with our God and Father, put on the armor God tells us to and we will overcome and run the good race.

March 23 2015 Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht

The short answer is this, those outside the faith community will not be part of God’s kingdom.

September 19 2020 Report

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