Living in sin costs eternal life

Please read all these verses in context.


Matthew 3:10 (KJV And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore EVERY TREE WHICH BRINGETH FORTH NOT GOOD FRUIT is hewn down, and CAST INTO THE FIRE.


Matthew 5:22 (KJV But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but WHOSOEVER shall say, Thou fool, shall be IN DANGER OF HELL FIRE.


Matthew 13:41–42 (KJV The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM ALL THINGS THAT OFFEND, and THEM WHICH DO INIQUITY; 42 And shall CAST THEM into a FURNACE of FIRE: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 18:8 (KJV Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting FIRE.


Matthew 25:41 (KJV Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting FIRE, prepared for the devil and his angels: READ WHY


John 15:6 (KJV If A MAN abide not in me, HE is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast THEM into THE FIRE, and they are burned.


2 Thessalonians 1:8–9 (KJV In flaming FIRE taking vengeance on THEM that know not God, and that OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;


Jude 7 (KJV Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal FIRE.


Jude 23 (KJV And others save with fear, pulling them out of the FIRE; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


Revelation 14:10 (KJV The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with FIRE and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:


Revelation 20:15 (KJV And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of FIRE.


Revelation 21:8 (KJV But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with FIRE and brimstone: which is the second death.


Matthew 5:29 (KJV And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into HELL.


Luke 16:23–24 (KJV And in HELL he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this FLAME.


2 Peter 2:4 (KJV For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to HELL, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;


Matthew 18:14 (KJV Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should PERISH.


Luke 13:3 (KJV I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise PERISH.


John 3:16 (KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not PERISH, but have everlasting life.


John 10:27–28 (KJV MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I know them, and THEY FOLLOW ME: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and THEY shall never PERISH, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


Romans 2:12 (KJV For AS MANY as have sinned without law shall also PERISH without law: and AS MANY as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;


1 Corinthians 8:11 (KJV And through thy knowledge shall the weak BROTHER PERISH, for whom Christ died?


2 Thessalonians 2:10 (KJV And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in THEM THAT PERISH; because THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.


2 Peter 2:12 (KJV But THESE, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly PERISH in THEIR own corruption; …….2 Peter 2:15 (KJV WHICH HAVE FORSAKEN THE RIGHT WAY, and ARE GONE ASTRAY, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;


2 Peter 3:9 (KJV The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.


Jude 11 (KJV Woe unto them! for THEY have gone in the way of CAIN, and ran greedily after the error of BALAAM for reward, and PERISHED in the gainsaying of CORE.




Matthew 22:13 (KJV Then said the king to the servants, Bind HIM hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into OUTER DARKNESS; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 24:50–51 (KJV The lord of that SERVANT shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be WEEPING AND GNASHING of teeth.


Matthew 25:30 (KJV And cast ye the unprofitable SERVANT into OUTER DARKNESS: there shall be WEEPING AND GNASHING of teeth.


Matthew 5:20 (KJV For I say unto you, That except YOUR righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, YE shall in NO CASE ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.


Matthew 18:3 (KJV And said, Verily I say unto you, Except YE be converted, and become as little children, ye shall NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. WHO IS HE TALKING TO?


Matthew 25:10–12 (KJV And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and THE DOOR WAS SHUT. 11 Afterward came also THE OTHER VIRGINS, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.


Luke 13:24 (KJV Strive to enter in at THE STRAIT GATE: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and SHALL NOT BE ABLE.


John 8:21 (KJV Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS: whither I go, YE CANNOT COME.


Acts 8:21–23 (KJV Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.


Revelation 21:27 (KJV And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.


Revelation 22:15 (KJV For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Revelation 22:17–19 (KJV For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


Romans 1:32 (KJV Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


1 Corinthians 6:9–10 (KJV Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


Galatians 5:19–21 (KJV Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Ephesians 5:3–5 (KJV But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.


Colossians 3:5–6 (KJV Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:


Romans 2:5–8 (KJV But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,


Hebrews 10:26–27 (KJV For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.


Matthew 7:13–14 (KJV Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


Romans 14:15 (KJV But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.


1 Corinthians 3:16–17 (KJV Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.


Philippians 3:17–19 (KJV Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)


1 Timothy 6:9–10 (KJV But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


2 Peter 2:1–4 (KJV But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in DAMNABLE heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift DESTRUCTION. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their DAMNATION slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to HELL, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;


2 Peter 3:16–17 (KJV As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own DESTRUCTION. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.


John 17:12 (KJV While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of PERDITION; that the scripture might be fulfilled.


Hebrews 10:38–39 (KJV Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto PERDITION; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.


Galatians 6:8 (KJV For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap CORRUPTION; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.


Mark 3:29 (KJV But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:


John 5:29 (KJV And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


Romans 13:2 (KJV Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.


Romans 14:23 (KJV And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


1 Corinthians 11:29 (KJV For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.


2 Thessalonians 2:12 (KJV That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


1 Timothy 5:12 (KJV Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.


2 Peter 2:3 (KJV And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


Matthew 12:36 (KJV But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.


Matthew 12:41–42 (KJV) The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.


John 12:48 (KJV) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.


Acts 17:31 (KJV) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.


Romans 2:1–3 (KJV) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?


Romans 2:16 (KJV) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.


2 Corinthians 5:10 (KJV) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.


Galatians 5:10 (KJV) I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.


1 Timothy 5:24 (KJV) Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.


Hebrews 13:4 (KJV) Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.


1 Peter 4:17–18 (KJV) For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?


2 Peter 2:9 (KJV) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:


2 Peter 3:7 (KJV) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


1 John 4:17 (KJV) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.


Jude 6 (KJV) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.


Revelation 20:12 (KJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.


Matthew 12:36–37 (KJV) But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


John 8:11 (KJV) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.


Romans 8:1 (KJV) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.


Romans 14:23 (KJV And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


1 Corinthians 11:34 (KJV And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.


1 Timothy 3:6 (KJV Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.


Titus 3:11 (KJV Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.


James 3:1 (KJV My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.


James 5:9 (KJV Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.


James 5:12 (KJV But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.


Jude 4 (KJV For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.


Luke 9:62 (KJV And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.


Acts 10:35 (KJV But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Spiritual Necessities emphasized by Christ for eternal life see Mt 5:20; Mt 18:3; Mt 22:21; Lu 13:2–3; Jn 3:5; Jn 4:24; Jn 6:53; Jn 8:24; Ac 4:12; He 9:22; He 11:6; He 12:14.