Jan 4, 2011

04 Did Jesus teach that the rich were sunk

Jesus preached that it was very unlikely for a rich man to get to heaven

Matthew 19:23 Jesus then said to his disciples, “I assure you: it will be very hard for rich people to enter the Kingdom of heaven. 24 I repeat: it is much harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.”

But the Bible says Solomon the wise king was rich (Old Testament) ...

Abraham the father of the Hebrew nations was rich (Genesis 24:35-36) ...

Job, who was God’s favorite righteous man, was rich (Old Testament) ...

And also Joseph of Arimathea, the man who contributed his tomb to Jesus’ burial, was rich (Matthew 27:57).

Recap: So it ain't so hard for a rich man to get to heaven after all.

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