I am not saved just because I claim Christ.
The only way to be saved is to be found in Christ.
Christ is King.
To be in Christ means to recognize Him as Master and to gladly submit to His rule.
“Then [the thief on the cross] said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.'”
I will be judged according to which kingdom I’m in, the kingdom my heart has allegiance to.
My salvation is evidenced by which kingdom’s commands I obey, not which kingdom I claim.
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”
Forgiveness is one of the foremost indications whether the Kingdom of God has jurisdiction in my heart.
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.”
—2 Corinthians 13:5