When you stand at the judgement throne at the end of your life. The accuser, Satan, will be there accusing you of all your sins. Each one of your sins is enough to earn you damnation.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Have you ever told a lie? You deserve to go to Hell. Ever thought an unkind word? You deserve it. Ever called someone "stupid," "crazy," etc.? You deserve it. The payment for sin is death. Now here's the Good News: if you are saved, Jesus paid the death penalty for you. So as Satan stands before the judgement throne accusing you for all your sins, Jesus stands next to you calmly replying, "I have paid." Jesus paid it all!
Do I believe that a person who is saved WILL be in heaven? The Bible says so. There is no middle ground. I believe all of the Bible. Not just what makes sense to my limited, human understanding.
I believe it. And once you can get past the point of thinking that God is mad at you, you will understand that "peace that passes understanding." When you are safe in a loving relationship - do you take advantage of that unconditional love? If a person does, that is a sign they were never saved in the first place. A true believer cannot continue to be in opposition to God's law. The Holy Spirit will not allow a child of God to be in sin and at peace. That is why Jesus left us the Holy Spirit.
Your name can be written - in permanent ink - in the Lamb's Book of Life, right now! Legalism and living in constant fear doesn't work so well. Why not give grace a chance?