After having a discussion with my father this evening, I wanted to write an article clarifying my position on "non-Torah" keepers and whether or not they are going to the Lake of Fire.
Keeping Torah is clear in scripture but because of the HUGE amount of bad teaching dissuading so many people from keeping Torah, one can have a sincere heart and still reject the Torah. The danger comes when the Ruach ha Kadosh (Holy Spirit) convicts a person about obeying Torah and then they choose to resist Him. Only then is that person living in rebellion to Yah and headed for the Lake of Fire.
My dad asked me a pointed question -- how can you tell if someone has been convicted of the Holy Spirit on Torah and is resisting Yah? Although this will take more reflection on my part, the only answer I have is simply that you cannot.
Obviously someone can be doing something and living in a certain manner -- such as comitting adultery or stealing -- and one can make a judgment that they are on their way to the Lake of Fire.
But when it comes to someone growing in a certain area -- such as being convicted of a Truth that has been buried beneath thousands of years of bad teaching -- great care must be taken.
My stance is -- I will continue to preach Torah, the full compliance to the letter and spirit of Torah out of a love for the Messiah -- and let the chips fall where they may. Yah will judge our hearts and reveal the wheat and chaff at the appointed time.