VI. Questions and Answers on Being Saved and Being Finally Saved
Question 3: It’s written, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus …” (Rom 8:1). Because we believe in Christ Jesus, it has already been guaranteed that we won’t be condemned and can enter the kingdom of heaven!
Answer: You guys think that as long as you believe in Jesus Christ, you’re already in Jesus Christ. That is your conception. When we talk about “those who are within Jesus”, we are not referring to everyone that believes in Lord Jesus. The majority of people that believe in Lord Jesus cannot obtain God’s praise. “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Some of those who are not chosen only believe in the Lord to gain something from it. Some people that believe in the Lord never loved and never will love the truth, nor will they ever implement the truth. Some people even do evil in resistance to God, especially religious leaders. The majority of them walk the path of the Pharisees; they are all anti-Christs. Some people just believe in Christ in name; they’re non-believers. If you say all those who believe in Lord Jesus are already in Jesus, those words don’t carry any weight! “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus….” Which group of people does this really refer to? Those who can keep God’s commandments, implement the truth and obey God. That is to say, those who believe in the Lord, pursue the truth and obtain life, those that who can obey Jesus and refrain from committing acts of evil in resistance to God, those that who are completely in unison with Jesus. Those are the people who are within Jesus. It’s certainly not the case that everyone who believes in Lord Jesus is within Jesus. There are some believers whose faith is not acknowledged by God. “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity” (Mat 7:22-23). Are you saying those who serve the Lord’s name, spread his doctrines, cast out demons and exhibit many different skills are within Jesus? Are they not all people that have been condemned? Therefore, “faith in Jesus Christ” and “being in Jesus Christ” are two different things. Those that believe in the Lord but cannot earn His praise have not entered Jesus because God’s work of salvation does not proceed the way everyone thinks it does. All people who believe in God can be saved, but many of them will be abandoned, especially those who know the truth but sin anyway. These sins include: eating sacrificial offerings, denying God, betraying God, failing to implement the truth, being timid or adulterous, etc. Those people will still be condemned and abandoned by God. Those who commit great acts of evil will be punished. It is just as it says in Hebrews 10:26: “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins” (Heb 10:26). Therefore, we can see that not all believers are in Christ. Only those that believe in the Lord and love the truth, those that are able to pursue the truth and obey Jesus, those that really know Jesus, those that have no conceptions about Jesus, that do not rebel or resist Him, those that take Jesus’s heart as their heart and can implement God’s will Those are the people who have entered Jesus. They are the ones who will obtain God’s praise and enter His kingdom.
from the movie script of Stinging Memories