1 Corinthians 6:9-12 (Amplified Bible)
9Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,
10Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
11And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.
12Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.
My sister has said that Brian was legally intoxicated at the time of his death. This was not reported in the papers nor in his obituary, but it was known he would drink, though I never really considered him an alcoholic, my mom says he was but she thinks anyone who drinks at all is. I have wondered though, if he did drink to much, if he did die b/c of drinking and driving, did he go to hell and not heaven even if he had recieved Jesus as Savior years ago? He was still attending church regularly, but we all know that church going does not make a christian. He forgave my sister for leaving him. Is his forgiveness proof he really believed? How do you ever know if someone is really in heaven or not? He was I would say the kindest man I ever knew, but did not speak much about his faith at all. Also been wondering if one does not recieve the inhertance of the Kingdom is The Kingdom heaven, or is it The Blessing at work here on the Earth. Is this why bad things happen to good people-b/c our disobedience blocks the Blessing, or the Kingdom if this is what the Kingdom is, since I know The Blessing is Jesus already from operating fully in our lives to protect us from the curse already on the world. Just what I am pondering, would welcome any input, but please no fighting with me, I just don't want any debating of scripture or arguing please.