Will a wealthy person get into Heaven? According to some people, the answer is no. But is there more to this than what we might think…? Let’s take a look. Many people refer to verses from the Books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke when condemning the wealthy to a life outside of Heaven’s pearly gates. A lot of the time the verse in question is the “camel through a needle’s eye”:
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”
And God spake all these words, saying,
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (1st Commandment)
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (2nd Commandment)”
“But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.”
2000 years ago as Yeshua Our Lord spoke about making fishers of men, he wanted his followers to cast their net to a multitude of people to teach in his ways and to bring them into his light to save as many souls as possible.