“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’”
(Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)
One of the shocking truths in the Bible is that not everyone who professes to be Christian is a genuine follower of Christ. Take Judas Iscariot, for instance. He was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples–a fact that’s repeatedly emphasized in the Bible–which meant that everyone who looked at him would have thought that he was devoted to Jesus, yet this same Judas betrayed Him. Did the other disciples see this coming? No, but Jesus did. And it’s Jesus who tells us in today’s passage that not everyone who claims to be His follower will enter the kingdom of Heaven.
Phony Christians are eventually exposed.