1 Corinthians 6:9‭-‬10 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

If we stop right here and pull these two scriptures out, it looks like those who practice these sexual sins, thieves, and drunkards will not inherit the Kingdom of God and they will go to hell. Some people use these scriptures as justification for behaving a certain way in order to go to heaven. This is NOT true. We must continue reading. Look at verse 11.

Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God -1 Corinthians 6:11.

Paul is saying these people participated in these sins, BUT they have been cleansed and made right and holy by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Jesus died on the cross for ALL of our past, present, and future sins. Once we accept Jesus as Lord, we’re made right and all our sins have been forgiven. So, those who are hanging their hat on 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 to justify that bad behavior will send us to hell don’t believe Jesus’ sacrifice was enough. They believe they have to earn their ticket to heaven with good behavior. How is this any different from living by the law?

Jesus’ sacrifice is enough. We have been made righteous and all of our sins are forgiven. Once we accept that, we won’t want to sin. Let’s COMPLETELY read the scriptures in context and stop believing doctrines made from one or two verses.