So many people have such strong opinions on this. I am going to share some scriptures I read today and ask that when you read them to pray and ask God to speak to you. You don't need me to tell you what they say. You don't need other people's opinions. God speaks to anyone through His Word, to anyone who will read it (or listen to it). So, here are the handful of scriptures I want to share with you:
"'He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.'" Revelation 3:5
(Jane's comment -- something needs to be written before it can be erased. Wondering if when someone is conceived that name is written in the book.....just a thought)
"And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:15
"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Revelation 21:8
(I thought it interesting that "Cowardly" and "unbelieving" was listed before anything else.)
"'He who is not with Me (Jesus) is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.'" Mathew 12:30
Those are the Scriptures. Take time to read them, pray about them, check your own heart. Ask God where you're at. And ask God to put you in the center of Himself -- the best place to live.