1 Timothy 6:3-6 NLT - Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy. Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
To be a follower of Christ means we place our faith in Christ and all that He has accomplished for us as stated in God's Word. We therefore, receive His New Life and salvation the minute we believe. There are no second chances after we leave this earth. Yes, we can appreciate that we could wish it to be otherwise, but God's Truth is His Truth, whether we accept it or not.