Salvation in Christ is not a willy-nilly “free for all” gift bin. You can’t just say “Okay Jesus”. The Gospel of Christ is not a “come one, come all” offer by God. You must be born again.
Scripture does not say “Whosoever wants to say a little prayer… may come and be saved”. “Oh! And then go and live however you want to.” No.
God will not be mocked. He knows your heart intimately. In other words, come Judgement Day, God will not accept phoney baloney “professing believers” who really are not bowing their knees to Him. The meaning of God’s promise is like this: Whoever bows their will to Me may come to Me and I will save them. The stark reality is (Hebrews 10:26) “if we go on willfully and deliberately sinning” after hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ — you are not saved.
The Bible makes it clear. It says “Whosoever wills may come.” To be truly saved – we must bow our will to Him, follow Him — not practice sin and go on following our own way. The full Gospel of Christ says:
after receiving the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice
[to atone] for our sins
[that is, no further offering to anticipate]
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine
and [a Lit does] acts on them,
[b Lit will]may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
For whosoever shall do
the will of my Father which is in heaven,
the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
18 Whoever believes and has decided
to trust in Him
[as personal Savior and Lord]
is not judged
[for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation];
but the one who does not believe
[and has decided to reject Him
as personal Savior and Lord]
is judged already
[that one has been convicted and sentenced],
because [b]he has not believed and trusted in the name
of the [One and] only begotten Son of God
[the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind,
the One who alone can save him].
3 First of all, know [without any doubt] that
mockers will come in the last days with their mocking,
following after their own human desires
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming [what has become of it]? …
8 Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved,
that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years is like one day.
9 The Lord does not delay
[as though He were unable to act]
and is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness,
but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you,
not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance.