The easiest way to end up in hell is to not accept Christ’s death on the cross as sufficient for your salvation through grace by faith, but rather think that there are other things (works/man made traditions/etc) you must also do to save yourself. When you reject His grace through the sacrifice on the cross, you subject yourself to be judged by the law at the Great White Throne, which no one can “pass” because that would require perfection. And the only person to ever walk this earth in perfection was Jesus.
So is this Works?
This is addressed to Christians. We have to live the life. We have to confess our sins to God as Christians though Jesus.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 IF we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.
verse 7 shows IF WE KEEP THE WALK THE SON PURIFIES.
8 IF WE( Christians) claim to be Without Sin, WE DECEIVE ourselves and the TRUTH IS NOT in US. 9 IF WE CONFESS Our SINS, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
There are several IF s in this by John The Apostle.
IF is defined as Condition, Requirement Or Stipulation in my Dictionary.
Notice every One of the words IF the true meaning it reads after this word if are presented for true understanding.
Notice Decieve. Deceive equals if We Claim to be with out Sins.
Notice how we make God a liar and His Word is Not in Us.
Do Not Be Decieved. Why would The Apostle John write These exact words!
He uses the word "We" meaning he includes himself.
He uses a lot of We's too. Hmmmm. Do Not Be Deceived!
Jesus I Pray for All to Understand Your Apostles Words !
Praise You Jesus Always!
Glory Be To The Father ,Son and Holy Spirit!