George Whitefield, while preaching once on the text, "The door was shut," had two flippant young men in his congregation.
One was heard to say to the other in mirth, "What if the door be shut? Another will open!"
Mr. Whitefield said later in the sermon, "It is possible that there may be someone here who is careless & trifling, and says: `What matter if the door be shut? Another will open!"' The two young men looked at each other in alarm.
Mr. Whitefield proceeded: "Yes, another door will open. It will be the door to hell!"
- Sunday School Times. (moreillustrations.com)
1 Cor 6:9-10 (ICB): “Surely you know that the people who do wrong will not receive God’s kingdom. Do not be fooled. These people will not receive God’s kingdom: those who are sexually immoral, or worship idols, or take part in adultery, or men who have physical relations with other men, or steal, or are selfish, or get drunk, or lie about others, or cheat.”
"Believing and confessing go together; and you cannot be saved without you take them both. “With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Rom 10:10). If you ever see the kingdom of heaven you have to take this way.” - D.L. Moody.