The Eye of the Needle

Only by the grace of God, i.e. only because God is a nice 
person do the rich get into heaven. Otherwise, they deserve to 
rot in hell.
Jesus made it clear that rich people needed all the help they could get to get into heaven. It wasn't merely a case of people with money being obviously evil, but it was that they were attempting to buy a ticket into a place made inaccessible by their Satanic choices in this life.

It is a simple calculation. If God praises and blesses the poor, and the vulnerable, and the rich treat them like dirt, how shall God behave when it comes time to judge the rich? Of course the rich behave as if their judgment has already been made, and that by being rich they are demonstrating their divinely-favored position in life.

But Jesus tells us, any rich person who imagines this to be the case is sadly deluded. In fact, the recipe for communion with the divine that Jesus prescribes is so alien to any allegedly true American way, it is a wonder any American claims to be a Christian.

Jesus says: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor."

And then, just in case you're still unclear: "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."

Got it? 

But you'd rather not be perfect, would you? You'd rather be rich, and let the poor get their reward in the afterlife, while you'll be content to hang out with Satan, roasting away for eternity.


Or is it the case that you just didn't know Jesus plainly told you what to do with your riches? Well, read the Bible sometime. You might learn something.

Anyway, my real point in today's sermon is simply to note my article at today acknowledges the emotionally unfit nature of rich people, which is being continually confirmed not merely by any observation of their wretched behavior, but by science as well.