Each person is called, anointed, chosen, blessed and favored to be a child of the MOST HIGH GOD, created for HIS Eternal Glory. Each individual is given the unique choice to participate in a relationship with FATHER GOD, JESUS CHRIST the SON, and HOLY SPIRIT in as much as they desire. The door to relationship is always wide open. Jesus Christ is the righteous judge (1 John 2:1, 2 Timothy 4:1-8). It is HE that chooses who enters the Eternal Kingdom of GOD, also known as heaven. Doctrine, theology, opinion, perspective are not the judge, only Jesus. It does not mean that doctrine, theology, opinion, and perspective do not have value, they do, yet they are not the final answer.
In my quest for understanding, some seasons ago the Holy Spirit highlighted the following Scriptures as a revelation regarding different types of relationships that people may choose to have with the Holy Trinity.
Believers: (John 1:12-13, John 20:30-31, Romans 3:21-26)
Followers: (Mark 4:10, 9:41)
Disciples: (Matthew 11:1-2, Luke 9:18)
Child of God: (Mark 10:15) ...also known as son and daughter of God.
Servant of God: (Matthew 20:26-28)
They are relationships. One is not more important than another. It is not about good, bad, right, wrong, better, or worse. A relationship with ELOHIM has intrinsic eternal value and that is truly what matters most. They simply are opportunities of eternal relational value with the God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 22:37-40 is the heart and passion of Christianity and I know that when each believer, follower and disciple of Christ Jesus, when each child and servant of God invests their life fulfilling these words…Christianity will transform planet earth.