Occasionally, cartoonists speak the truth. The writer and artist of Non-Sequitur comes close to the truth of Scripture with this comic.
In one sense, the author is expressing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 7:21–23 – “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
On the Day of Judgment, there might be many people who know the language but who never really knew the Savior.
In another sense, the author misses the point completely. Good works and a consistent lifestyle will NOT get anyone into heaven. Only faith in Jesus Christ will enable anyone to enter God’s presence.
John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Resolve the matter of faith and forgiveness today. Don’t wait until you stand before God.