The Rich People Who Can’t Enter Heaven

There's More of Us Than We Might Think

We were reading a portion of Scripture in a small group the other day, and someone said this: “There will be no rich people in heaven. Right?”

What About the Rich Who Will Not Enter Kingdom Heaven / Go to Heaven / Inherit the Kingdom of God?

All eyes locked forward, like, snap! Everyone salivated in anticipation while I pondered what I was going to say. Since the Bible says what it says, that rich people will not enter into the kingdom of God, how was I going to argue that??

I stared back with intrigue, wondering where the idea came from. We just finished reading about it being impossible for rich people to go through the eye of a needle, so I understand how the statement was triggered.

I simply said, “Yea?”

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I Can Fit Through The Eye of a Needle!

Actually I Can't and Neither Can a Camel...

Intrigued right? I’m six foot three inches tall! The eye of a needle is what, one centimeter tall??? I cannot fit through the eye of a needle, and neither can a camel. But now that I have your attention, take a moment to see why Jesus grabbed his audience’s attention with that statement as I’ve grabbed yours.

How Hard It Is For the Rich to Fit Through the Eye of a Needle

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Receive the Kingdom of God Like a Child

What I've Heard This Means Was Wrong?!?!

Sometimes, Jesus says things that honestly, I’d rather just pass over and not take the time to understand. For example, the saying, “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” What does that even mean?

Receive the Kingdom of God Like a Child

What has been commonly taught from pastors and teachers, would obviously be the truth, and would be accurate. Therefore, I wouldn’t need to study and dig to discover for myself what the meaning of a saying of Jesus is, right? Wrong.

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“Unequally Yoked” Does Not Mean What You Thought It Meant

And What To Say When Saying "Don't Marry a Non-Christian"

How many times have you heard the phrase, “don’t be unequally yoked?” If you’ve been following Christ for some time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard it many times. If you haven’t been following Christ, you may have never heard it at all. Normal people in the 21st Century do not talk about being “yoked.” So, what does “do not be unequally yoked,” mean in the Bible?

Unequally Yoked

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Understanding the Importance of Faith in God

While I am away at summer camps I’ve hosted a few writers to provide good content in my place. This is a guest post from Arold Augustin. He is the founder of Living For Jesus Alone Ministries, which exists to provide Christians with powerful biblical teachings to strengthen their day-to-day walk with Christ.

Are you aware of how important faith is in the life of those who follow Christ?

Understanding the Importance of Faith in God

Having faith in God hinges fully on Christ’s death and resurrection. Christ came to earth to restore the relationship between humanity and God. While faith in God is significant in the Christian life, it isn’t always easy to exercise faith in God as displayed throughout the Bible. Our trust in God is challenged when we find ourselves totally clueless about what to do in the midst of horrifying life’s circumstances. Nonetheless, we can find great comfort knowing that faith is both life-changing and powerful.

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Can I Date A Non-Christian?

The Question Many People Ask That We Aren't Confident to Answer

She sat there, staring with intent, yearning to know the answer. It bothered her because for once it seemed she could date someone who is nice and respectful.

He just decided to follow God and has been praying for a girlfriend. Then, the girl that’s finally into him shows up to youth group one day, but she’s not a Christian.

Many of us want to know the answer: Can I date a non-Christian?

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3 Advantages to Keeping Jesus at the Center of Your Family

I typically can’t go a full week without saying or hearing the following phrases, “It would be to your advantage to do it this way” or “You’re definitely at a disadvantage if you do it that way”.

3 Advantages to Keeping Jesus at the Center of your Family

Now although these phrases might be common, I like to think about the uncommon parts of them. In other words, you can only use such phrases in your everyday life because you have learned to use them by either experience or through teaching. This is what I consider maturity.

So when I start out any conversation or post with the word ‘advantage’, I can do so because I am a man who has experienced the other side of the situation I’m talking about. And in this case, I have experienced the hard disadvantages of keeping myself at the center of my family and not Jesus.

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