Do you believe that it is hard for the rich to enter the heaven?

@ddnj2006 (651)
Philippines
December 4, 2006 8:34pm CST
They say, it is easier to pass to the hole of a needle than to a rich man to enter the heaven. Do you agree?
7 responses
• United States
5 Dec 06
It all depends on what kind of practices they do to make their money and the type of person they are. I seen this guy on Imus this morning that I think will have no problem gettign to heaven eventhough he is a millionare. This guy ( I do not remember his name) earned millions in the stock market and damn near killed himself with his business practices but his life was ruthless and his business his life. Then he had an ephipiny and now he has relaxed his style and all of his current earnings goes to charity. It is not MONEY that is the root of all evil it is the LUST OF MONEY!!!
@ddnj2006 (651)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
Yes, you're right. But on the either side, didn't money is the root of lust? Cause if you have lots of money, you have the capacity to do all things even the impossible one. Didn't it?
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@ddnj2006 (651)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
But still money is the root, not the lust. Because lust is getting stronger when there's lots of money. But anywayss.. even there's no money, lust can grow itself. Like snatching, robberies, and any easy money-making crime. It just cycles to itself. Great conversation huh, your good response make clear of the topic. But still, hope to hear someone views their side regarding on the post. Thanks!..
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• United States
5 Dec 06
This is the kind of discussion that I like to see since it is of substance as views and opinions are in play. Thank you for posting a good question that deserves more that a yes or no response. It is discussions like this that will make this forum great. Kudos and keep up the good work!!
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@SONALIKA (573)
• India
5 Dec 06
yes i think this would be harder for the richer one,b'coz each n every moment he has to fight his desires n distractions to keep himself onto a right path. as he has the means of even fulfilling his sinful desires without getting caught n punished within this very world n that makes him more eligible to get punished in heaven
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@ddnj2006 (651)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
Abosolutely, cause when you are rich, by means of money, you can make the wrongs to be right in the eyes of the people, but not in the eyes of God, cause no bad things that can be hide from Him. Unlike the poor, they have no ability to defend themselves, even when they are innocent.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
5 Dec 06
I agree. I can pass the hole of a needle.
@ddnj2006 (651)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
Thnk you fellow!.. Glad to hear your response. (,")
• United States
5 Dec 06
Why would this be? Usually the rich are the people who have worked hard in life to get where they are. Why would a hard worker be denied entrance to heaven? (note: I don't believe in heaven due to me not being Christian, but I'll stick with the origonal post). I could see this pertaining to a greedy person, or a lazy person, and so on, but why the rich? This topic makes no sense.
@ddnj2006 (651)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
I respect your views and it's alright. There's no wrong opinion, you know. Just want to hear someone's belief. No need to be angry, ok? (,")
• United States
19 Jan 07
No!! A lot of rich people do good things with their money & some rich people don't but that doesn't mean that they aren't going to heaven. If they are sorry for the things they have done with their life, like everyone else--- God will forgive. Everyone has the same opportunity to get into heaven.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
Depends what did that rich man did when his still alive.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I have never heard that if they do the right thing why would it be harder. So no I don't agree