This verse is not teaching us to choose our eternal destiny. It is teaching God's children that there are two paths we can choose to walk in this life.
The gospel is not a warning that judgment is coming. It is a declaration that the judgment has been made and the elect are justified in Christ.
The gospel is how we come to discover and understand what God has done for us. It sets us free to love God out of pure thankfulness and not fear of condemnation!
Gospel faith is dependent upon the presence of the "measure of faith" given in the new birth. But the faith given in the new birth is independent of our expressions of gospel faith.
A person who truly does believe that "God is true," will have more peace, joy, and liberty in his earthly life.
In the worship of the Lord, you will find broken lives just like yours. But you will also find a different way of looking at them and yourself. You are not broken anymore, Jesus heals the broken hearted. God has made the outsiders kings and priests!
The Bible clearly teaches that there is a salvation promised to the people of God that is conditioned upon their belief and obedience. The Bible teaches CTS (Conditional Time Salvation).