And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. – Luke 9:23
There are many people who want to be saved from hell, but do not want to be saved from self; self-will, self-centeredness, self-righteousness, sin, worldliness. They hate the thought of spending eternity in hell, but hate even worse, as exhibited by their lives, the cost to follow Christ. What does your life say about who you are in Christ Jesus in light of Luke 9:23? I urge you to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). The consequences are eternal.