In MATTHEW 7:21-23, Jesus talks about PEOPLE who would SHOUT “LORD, LORD” on JUDGMENT DAY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT.
THESE largely refer to CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM and DENIED the DIVINITY of JESUS.
On JUDGMENT DAY, they will SEE that JESUS IS INDEED GOD and will TRY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT by CALLING OUT “LORD” to HIM.
They will even try to DECEIVE Jesus by reminding Him of what they did BEFORE THEY LEFT CHRISTIANITY: “Did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?”
But GOD would NOT BE DECEIVED.
The TIME for CHOOSING to BELIEVE or NOT TO BELIEVE would already by OVER. It would already be the TIME for REAPING the PUNISHMENT for TURNING THEIR BACKS on JESUS—who is GOD and KING.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?'
Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'
Muslims try to turn the tables on Christians by saying that MATTHEW 7:21-23 refers to CHRISTIANS because CHRISTIANS are the ones who CALL JESUS “LORD.”
Muslims say that CHRISTIANS are the ones who PROPHESY in the NAME of JESUS, CAST OUT DEMONS in HIS NAME and DO MANY DEEDS in HIS NAME. So, MATTHEW 7:21-23 “CLEARLY” refers to CHRISTIANS.
But their DISTORTION is EXPOSED when we READ the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21, where He says: “NOT EVERYONE who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter heaven …”
“NOT EVERYONE” means that THERE WILL BE THOSE who SAY “LORD, LORD” who will ENTER HEAVEN, and THERE WILL BE THOSE who WILL NOT.
CLEARLY, THOSE who WILL ENTER HEAVEN are the CHRISTIANS who ACKNOWLEDGED JESUS as LORD and GOD, AS WILLED BY GOD the FATHER.
And, as already mentioned, MANY of THOSE who WILL NOT ENTER HEAVEN are THOSE who WERE CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM.
As CHRISTIANS, these PEOPLE PROPHESIED, CAST OUT DEMONS and DID MIGHTY DEEDS IN THE NAME of JESUS.
It can be NOTED that MANY of THESE CONVERTS to ISLAM were FORMER "CHRISTIAN" PASTORS.
ANYONE FAMILIAR with NON-CATHOLIC PASTORS KNOW that PASTORS LOVE to "PROPHESY," "CAST OUT" DEMONS and DO "MIRACLES" IN THE NAME of the LORD JESUS.
Just WATCH or OBSERVE any NON-CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP or WORSHIP SERVICE and YOU WILL SEE the PROCLAMATION of "PROPHESIES," the "CASTING OUT" of DEMONS and EVIL SPIRITS, and the PERFORMANCE of "MIRACLES" are REGULAR FEATURES of their SERVICES.
But in spite of the ZEALOUSNESS of THESE PASTORS, THEY TURNED THEIR BACKS on JESUS, BECAME MUSLIMS and BEGAN to REJECT the DIVINITY and KINGSHIP of JESUS.
On JUDGMENT DAY, these PASTORS and CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM would SEE that JESUS is TRULY GOD and REALIZE THEIR ERROR.
So, THEY WILL TRY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT by CALLING OUT to JESUS: “LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?'”
But JESUS, the GOD and KING whom THEY REJECTED, would TELL THEM: “'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'”