The following is a hypothetical conversation between God and a man named Jason. I do not claim to know it to be true or false. I will leave that to your own conscience & to God as it seems worth considering.
Jason, a 42 year old plumber from Iowa just passed away suddenly in a car accident.
After a moment of silence he looks up to see he is at the gates of heaven, staring at the majesty of God Himself.
Jason: God! I knew it! I was right all along! All my coworkers thought I was crazy to go to Church ever week & to tithe 10% of every paycheck & to listen to Christian music!
They were wrong, and you were right.
I do exist, I am the one who was and is and is to come.
But I need to see your documents in order to let you into heaven.
Jason: What documents?
God: Your documents.
Jason: How can you require documents into heaven?
Have you not read, “…with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” (Matt. 7:2)
You kicked out undocumented immigrants from the United States and you have no documents for heaven and so I will have to deport you from this place.
But I never excluded undocumented immigrants from heaven, I only excluded them from America! It’s not fair to kick me out of heaven! Which is greater?
“I was a stranger, and ye took me not in…” (Matt. 25:43)
Jason: But they broke the law!
Did you not break my law? Yet I had mercy on you. And rather than having mercy on your brothers and sisters you demanded from them their homes, their jobs, and sometimes even their own parents were deported. This is Matthew 18:32-33 all over again.
Jason: But it’s not fair to expect Americans to help everyone! There were too many!
Love your neighbor as yourself. The good Samaritan, the rich man & Lazarus… were these stories of everyone, or the people in their midst? The people they lived near or came across?
I did not expect you to save everyone… but I did command you to love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt. 7:26)
Jason: But I have believed! How can you turn away one that believes.
God: Have you not read, “even the devils believe and tremble.” (James 2:19)
“Lord, Lord, did I not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” (Matt. 7:22)
God: I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws. (Matt. 7:23, NLT)
And Jason wept, and gnashed his teeth (Matt. 8:12)