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Rich Or Poor Are Heaven Bound

Does our financial status have any determination on our salvation? Who has a better chance of obtaining salvation, the rich or the poor?

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 ---mima on 3/29/06
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The rich man was tormented in flames, the poor man was in paradise. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle
(which is an openeing that they had to take off All bundles-baggage etc & the camel had to get down on it's knees to go through the rock-formation opening), than for a rich man to go to heaven.
A man that does have some rich's, he has to use it for the Work of God, he'l be saved.
---Lawrence on 10/30/09

Leviticus 19:15: "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt
not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty:
but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour."

Perhaps that Scripture gives us a clue.
---Nana on 2/22/08

The only reason that our financial status could have any effect is in that wealthy people are more likely to feel very self sufficient and not in need of anyone else's help (even God's). They might feel that they can pay for everything they need/want and even think that through donations to church/charities they will buy their way to Heaven. Jesus said it would be difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven but he didn't say it was impossible.
---M.P. on 2/20/08

Our financial status has NOTHING to do with our savation.
---Lissa on 5/16/07

Jesus Christ IS the ONLY way to God & Heaven. Rich or poor, if you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord & Savior, you will go to Heaven.
---Leslie on 1/3/07

No. God don't care how much a person makes a year. If a person could buy their way into heaven, I surely couldn't go. And if the poor was the only ones who could go, then the rich are out, or if they gave everything away, but the poor wouldn't take it and miss out on heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 3/30/06

While loving money does not automatically make one a wealthy person, the love of mammon can. Posessions are those things bought by money. Loving posessions more than God makes people "wealthy" in the carnal sense and very poor spiritually. I believe one's faith and devotion to the things of God are more important than whether they have or do not have $$$$$.
---mikefl on 3/29/06

The ONLY requirement for salvation is accepting Christ as personal Saviour. A persaons finacial status has no part in it! Here are just two of the many references to this fact: Romans 10:9 and 10:13.
---WIVV on 3/29/06

I am in agreement with Lissa, unless of course if some make money their god.
---NVBarbara on 3/29/06

Jesus is the resurrection and the life. You have to have Jesus. It's not about dollars and cents.
---Anna on 3/29/06

Matthew 19:23-24, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

This is a given, since it is Jesus himself who has said so. A better question might be why is it so?
---Bruce5656 on 3/29/06

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