Let me get this straight. God so loved the world that He sends Jesus Christ here to die for all our sins so we could live forever with Him by changing our minds and believing in Him. This will result in a whole new way of life, becoming born again. The best life one could possibly enjoy. Yet so many people mock Him and could care less as they head for a Christ-less eternity. Very scary indeed.
Satan has deceived the whole world, yes! However that is no excuse when one stands before God Almighty come judgment day. It pains me to see this all go on right before my very eyes.
VII. Having a saving faith is key because it determines our eternal destiny. Many people are deceived. They think because they go to church, are baptized, and tithe regularly, they are saved. They know Jesus intellectually, but they don’t have a relationship with Him.
In the School of Faith, Part 1: A Saving Faith (click to watch video)
Too many people get caught up in traditions and refuse to look outside of the box (religion) in what they were raised with. Whether it be due to fear of being ostracized from the family or whatever reason. Would you really decide to disappoint Jesus (Truth) rather than someone He created?
It's amazing how you can see right through the lies of this world upon being born again in Christ. Sin is so rampant that to live godly, people think you are INSANE. People have been so polluted by sin that they are no longer sensitive to it once so ever. Satan has blinded the masses so bad that this world has everything backwards; good is now evil and vice versa.
"Good people" don't get to Heaven, only saved ones do. Are you saved from your sins by true faith in Jesus Christ?