Please do not quote this. Because at some point I might want to delete it.
The only thing that really worries me about posting this here is what it could do to the faith someone who is thinking about becoming a Christian. I really want everyone to go to heaven when they die. But I've been stuck in the middle. I didn't join these forum sites to help others become what I am. I joined to deal with my own issues. Which is what I think most of you are trying to do too.
My belief in Christianity works like this.
1) You believe that that Jesus lived, died for your sins, and rose again
2) You admit that your a sinner to Jesus, and you can't get to heaven without his help.
3) Now your forgiven but you are expected to grow stronger and stronger in your faith in Him.
I believe that we maintain our own salvation, by growing in faith, and obedience to Jesus and His word. If we sin and don't confess it, eventually that sin will gradually grow and snuff out our faith in Him, or He will decide to cut our branch off the tree and graph in a new branch. Thus our branch is burned in the fires of hell because we didn't confess and turn away from our sin.
The number 1 sin that I'm aware of is caused by my sexual desires for a woman. I often find myself looking at women in a sexual way. The bible calls this adultery. It also reminds the reader over and over again that adulterers and fornicators will not be in Heaven. Since I have been unable to get this under control, I don't think when I die I'm going to heaven. This does not mean I'm no longer a religious Christian still believing in Jesus, praying and studying the Bible. It just means that my fate is hell.
I'm not saying that I know beyond a shadow of doubt that my view is the correct one. What I am saying is that all the over views I'm very doubtful of.... In my estimation my view seems to fit scripture well enough that I can go to biblegateway.com and find you the passages that back up this view. In all my years of listening to sermons from multiple points of view, I've never heard or read anything that made this worry go away.