Still can't acknowledge reality, can you Steve?Nope. I see where you are ignoring the inconvenient truth about your own bias and preconceptions about what Jesus said about you.
You don't actually like reading the bible for the purpose of understanding and learning do you?
Sin, ego, selfishness, egocentricity are very powerful things in life.
Jesus was quite clear about this issue.
Mat 16:24-27 WEB 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.
Denying one's self, picking up one's instrument of death... these are counterintuitive perspectives in life.
Just as Jesus said, it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
I.e., it's impossible for you to enter God's Kingdom unless you do it on God's terms.
That unless you repent and believe the gospel of Jesus you will perish and spend your eternity in the lake of fire.
And it'll be nobody else's fault but your own.
Same thing I've been stating since I first started posting here in late 2012.
If your religion was so great and worked like you claim it does then no one would leave it. Yet many people do just that. Why???... because it's not nearly as great or effective as you claim.