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My son Peter was born in Poland and has a Polish passport and yet since he’s my son, he also has an American passport. Depending on the situation, he can use whichever passport he wants and claims he is a citizen of both countries.

Some people think that they can do the same with their life here on earth. They think that they can keep their citizenship here on earth and live the so called “good life” with all that the world has to offer. And at the same time, claim to believe in Jesus and the cross and all that he did for them. They might be baptized and confirmed and claim to be a Christian. So that when the day comes, they can use that passport to get to heaven.

What does Jesus say? Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'” Either you are a citizen of this earth with all its consequences or you are a citizen of the heavenly kingdom with all its privileges. God loves you enough to give the biggest sacrifice to bring you into His kingdom. Will you receive that gift or reject it?

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