Originally posted by bobbob1056th
... But why would anyone reject salvation from the Lord Jesus? ...
One reason is that Jesus says I would have to give my money away to the poor. Not that I myself am rich or anything.
But then, I wonder how many people who call themselves followers of Jesus actually do that?
Now don't get me ta' preachin'! Every one of the modern presidents that I can think of have (or had, in the case of those who are deceased) a net worth of several millions of 2005-equivalent U.S. dollars, right? I think that qualifies as rich. What does Jesus have to say about the chances of a rich man making it into Heaven? Well, sir, He says that it will happen when a camel can pass through the eye of a needle.
Hear me now, you fat-cat preachers like John Hagee who say, "Ah, you just don't understand. What the King James ought-to-a
said, see, is that a camel passes through the Eye of The
Needle. That was a gate where a camel had to be stripped of the goods strapped to it so that it could fit through a narrow gate."
But here's the rub: I have heard an archaeologist say that the gate known by that name didn't even exist yet in those days. So stick that in yer pipe and smoke on it awhile.
So the way I see it, ever last one of them there presidents--and all of 'em 'cept maybe Richard Milhaus Nixon called themselves Christians--they's all down there sweatin' bullets right now, ifn they is passed on to the next life.
Oh! Can somebody shout "Amen"?