There are many out there today that have never heard God speak yet they claim they know Him. God must invite you to be one of His children. God does not want anyone to perish in the pits of Hell. However, unless one accepts Him they will be forever in Hell at the time of their death. It doesn’t matter if you are 100 years old, once you become humble before God then you are willing to accept Him. There isn’t a substitute for Jesus Christ. The gospel of Christ comes to the ignorant and unlearned. This is because the wise and prudent people can’t see that they need Christ. Did you know that God doesn’t need you? If you think that God needs you in order to fulfill something or do something, you’re badly mistaken. The glory in Christ is not what you know, it’s who you know.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one, and equal. God is in control of all things. No one knows God but Christ, yet if Christ has revealed Himself to you then you through Christ know God. Many churches do the invitations asking you to just raise your hand, fill out a card, be baptized, repeat a prayer, etc. These things are not of God unless God is inviting. We can’t make a decision to follow something that we do not know. John 6:44; no one can go to God (be saved) unless God is drawing them, inviting them. Titus 2:11; the Word of God is going out to everyone and if one becomes humble and as a child then God will invite. If you’re lost you can go through all of the motions of a saved person, emotions, cry, pray, apologize, volunteer your time, never lie, give to the poor, etc., and still go to Hell. God must invite and you must accept His invitation.
God says to those who are over burdened by what’s next after death, those who worry about dying to come to Him. Those who are under conviction are tormented because they know they will die without Christ.