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Mark 10:25-- 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.
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  • Mrkando 2010/05/17 01:26:04
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Mrkando
    +4
    As with all bible passages, taken out of context, it means little. And yet it means everything. The rest of that passage is about his disciples who have given up all their earthly possessions to follow Jesus and their confusion as to why he demanded this of them.

    Of course it is all about where you place your loyalty. You can have all the money and power in the world but unless you except Jesus and the Lord as your savior you are lost. We all are on this earth but for a short time and none of us can ever take anything with us. If we place our loyalty in acquiring things on earth, and do not know the Lord, we can never see the kingdom of God.

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  • asefati 2012/04/19 04:30:18
    Yes, the bible is correct
    asefati
    +1
    "The best richness is the richness of the soul!"
  • Louis Mendizabal 2012/01/24 06:26:59
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Louis Mendizabal
    +1
    Narrow is the way..........James 4:4 friendship with the world R you a Super Star rich? Then you are an enemy of God ...You cant be popular in the world ! You have to be hated be persecuted........Luke 16:26 KJV
    26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed : so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot ; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence..............John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.....
  • Dahanna S.O.C.K. P.U.P 2010/06/15 14:21:42
    No, the bible is wrong
    Dahanna S.O.C.K. P.U.P
    +1
    the bible is WRONG!!!
  • mr.Jhoe 2010/06/15 14:21:15
    No, the bible is wrong
    mr.Jhoe
    +1
    i believe that is so...
  • Prettig... mr.Jhoe 2011/08/21 22:53:40
    Prettigirlswag33
    +2
    No disrespect but I disagree withh u causee RICH ppl rather have moneyy. Theyy like havingg this moneyy, theyy LOVE the cars theyy havee, andd can't LIVE withh out thee mansion theyy live onlyy to knoo MONEY andd FAME so beforee u criticizee u shuud reallyy do research! Anddd look up how manyy of themm worshipp satinn !!! FOR MONEY!!! So do yo researchh andd denn get at me !!
  • Leah Du... Prettig... 2012/05/10 13:21:41
    Leah Dupree
    +3
    Lol riqht they dnt care boudd the Lord, Jesus because their RICH nd they have FAME. So they think they dnt need him cause they think they already made id widd oud him. Nd ppl widd fame tht are all over the raido nd nt on bootleg CD tracks are Illuminati.
  • Rudy, Poet without a Poem 2010/06/03 10:37:22
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Rudy, Poet without a Poem
    +2
    The bible only says that it is harder for them to get to heaven.
  • Travis ... Rudy, P... 2012/07/30 19:10:55
    Travis Wetherington
    +3
    No it's says it's harder than a camel passing through the eye of a needle, which is impossible
  • jake 2010/05/18 07:54:05
    No, the bible is wrong
    jake
    +1
    that was in a time when people were poor i think. there is no other way to make people follow him if he promoted getting rich.
  • moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust" 2010/05/18 06:14:09
    Yes, the bible is correct
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    +1
    The Bible is correct, but often it is misunderstood. My uncle, who was a preacher, once told me what this verse means. Apparently, there were gateways in some of the cities which were shaped like the eye of a needle and when a camel had to pass through them, it had to have anything tied to it removed and the camel had to go through the gate on its knees.
  • Mark moorrbr... 2010/06/16 01:57:35
    Mark
    +1
    Your paragraph seems to be correct . If I find there is anything to add , I'll return ...

    little mark
  • moorrbr... Mark 2010/06/16 18:37:07
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    Thanks.
  • Mark moorrbr... 2010/06/16 19:57:25
    Mark
    +1
    I'm in a study right now concerning a connection between 2012 (which is NOT the end of the world) , and Amos chapter 5 , so I didn't bother to look up what you posted . But have heard what you posted from top Bible teachers . Which still is NOT to be good enough for you . You don't take this mans' word for it or any mans' word for it - ya look it up for yourself .

    If you have the time , you should look up the definitions of the words (you posted from Scripture) in an "original " Strongs' Exhaustive Concordance . Like all the imitation versions of the Bible , Satan has attacked the Strongs E.C. as well .
    An original $23.00 today , will ONLY have 1340 pages where the concordance ends and before the start of the Hebrew Dictionary in the back . Once you see that it has the correct number of pages where I indicated to look ,... then define Kenites (from 1Chron.2:55) in the Hebrew (because it is O.T. material) and it will send you to # 7017 in the Hebrew . The very first word defining Kenites MUST be Patron. This is NOT someone that visits a store regularly , but means Patronymic .

    If those 2 things are in order , then you probably have an original in your hands at the Christian book store - buy it !
    Of course , if you don't have a real Bible (KJV) , you won't be able to utili...

















    I'm in a study right now concerning a connection between 2012 (which is NOT the end of the world) , and Amos chapter 5 , so I didn't bother to look up what you posted . But have heard what you posted from top Bible teachers . Which still is NOT to be good enough for you . You don't take this mans' word for it or any mans' word for it - ya look it up for yourself .

    If you have the time , you should look up the definitions of the words (you posted from Scripture) in an "original " Strongs' Exhaustive Concordance . Like all the imitation versions of the Bible , Satan has attacked the Strongs E.C. as well .
    An original $23.00 today , will ONLY have 1340 pages where the concordance ends and before the start of the Hebrew Dictionary in the back . Once you see that it has the correct number of pages where I indicated to look ,... then define Kenites (from 1Chron.2:55) in the Hebrew (because it is O.T. material) and it will send you to # 7017 in the Hebrew . The very first word defining Kenites MUST be Patron. This is NOT someone that visits a store regularly , but means Patronymic .

    If those 2 things are in order , then you probably have an original in your hands at the Christian book store - buy it !
    Of course , if you don't have a real Bible (KJV) , you won't be able to utilize the Strongs' E.C. One must have the correct 1611 English as markers , in order to define the words back to the Hebrew or Greek (N.T.) . Then get me on SH , and I'll give ya a crash course on using it . It's a locator and a dictionary which provides both the 1890 A.D. definitions (which we are NOT interested in) and defines the words back to the year that the inspired writer was told by G_D to write it down = Primitive root / Prim.root . = what we want !

    I promise you , that this tool for study will clear up all the silly traditions we've been taught . Denominations force doctrine or the pastor could lose his job or pension . G_D has never violated His laws of biology , so there are many things taught that are impossible and the Scripture never said what we've been taught , but what really did happen . You'll be able to answer these questions for example :

    1 - When were all the ethnic groups (4) created ?
    2 - What would be the unique ability that Adam & Eve had ?
    3 - What was the reason for Adam & Eve to be created ?
    4 - Who got onto Noahs' Ark and what was special about their ethnicity or heritage ??
    5 - Who were the people of Genesis 10:5 that are accounted for in the 1st six chapters of Genesis twice ?

    It took me a year to decipher the Hebrew in those first 6 chapters (a meer 25 minutes of reading) , which I can show you in a few hours . Genesis is carefully layed out in the chronological order in which everything was created . Ya got to read it real slowly (with the blinders of tradition off) . This is why Christ liked teaching children , they didn't already have all the traditions of man drilled into them , causing the blinders that I described .

    Those questions are in chronological order (as they are created) , if that will help you look for the deep rich Truth of the Scripture ... The deep rich meaning - you'll need a Strongs' .

    Also note : the subtitles of chapters in the Bible are NOT Scriptural , they were added later & most often are NOT the subject of the chapter . They are NOT listed in your Strongs' , NOR are they even consisitant between 1 KJV and another KJV Bible from a different publisher / editor . Perfect example is the subtitle of Gen.10:5 , where it clearly states that the people here : were separate ; spoke their own language ; they did NOT have the covenant with G_D (like Noah & his family did) , because they were referred to as GENTILES ! Hello ? WOW is right !

    The Bible will NOT contradict itself , so that little tid bit of info. should send all who have read this post back into the Scripture to see where man is in error ...

    an ambassador for Christ ,........little mark
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  • Isma'ila (God has heard)! 2010/05/18 05:10:55
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +3
    According to the Bible rich people can go to Heaven if they repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior the same as any other people.
  • Snow 2010/05/17 15:48:36
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Snow
    +1
    yes rich people are mosr generaly greedy....they want more than what's provided.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2010/05/17 15:35:08
    Yes, the bible is correct
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +2
    If the rich value their possessions more than they value God, the bible is correct.
  • Maria 2010/05/17 13:46:47
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Maria
    +1
    yes if rich did not focus on God will ahead in hell. rich focus on God and pray and faith will may go heaven. it up to God to decide.
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2010/05/17 13:27:39
    Yes, the bible is correct
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +2
    The Bible is always correct, but it does not say that all rich people will lose eternal life. Mark 10:25 refers to Jesus's observation that the wealthy often become egotistical, and focus so much mental energy on their money and status that they fail to learn and apply correct Biblical doctrine. But this of course does not apply to all wealthy people, just a portion of them.
  • Cymech ... STU~PWC... 2010/05/18 04:45:53
    Cymech Dragon
    +1
    Since I refuse to answer question with how it's phrased, I'm going to reply to you Stu.

    Mark 10:26-27 continues on,

    The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD."
  • Isma'il... Cymech ... 2010/05/18 05:11:34
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +1
    Gingey is not a dolt!
  • Cymech ... Isma'il... 2010/05/18 05:14:42
    Cymech Dragon
    You're right, anyone that fails to give full context, is by definition ignorant... arrogant... etc. I was being merciful on your girlfriend.
  • Isma'il... Cymech ... 2010/05/18 05:15:35
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +1
    She is my friend and not my girlfriend! You do not have the right to call her a name!
  • STU~PWC... Cymech ... 2010/05/18 14:25:48
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +1
    Hi Meijin,

    At the time, the disciples were being taught by Jesus. They were awed by what seemed to be required for salvation. Jesus even once said that evil thoughts are a sin worthy of punishment by death: "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:28). But Jesus also said "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." (Luke 12:48). The basic idea is that we are not all judged by the same standard. Jesus was tempted by the devil for forty days and nights, wiht no food or water. The devil promised Jesus earthly rule, if only he would bow down to him. His ordeal was so severe that angels had to attend to Him. In such severely weakened condition, even the most worthy Christian would fail this test, but would surely not lose salvation if proper atonement was made. Had Jesus failed this test, however, his sacrifice on the cross would not be acceptable to God the Father because such sacrifice would not be "without blemish."

    We are all subject to temptation to do wrong by the devil, called "the prince...







    Hi Meijin,

    At the time, the disciples were being taught by Jesus. They were awed by what seemed to be required for salvation. Jesus even once said that evil thoughts are a sin worthy of punishment by death: "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:28). But Jesus also said "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." (Luke 12:48). The basic idea is that we are not all judged by the same standard. Jesus was tempted by the devil for forty days and nights, wiht no food or water. The devil promised Jesus earthly rule, if only he would bow down to him. His ordeal was so severe that angels had to attend to Him. In such severely weakened condition, even the most worthy Christian would fail this test, but would surely not lose salvation if proper atonement was made. Had Jesus failed this test, however, his sacrifice on the cross would not be acceptable to God the Father because such sacrifice would not be "without blemish."

    We are all subject to temptation to do wrong by the devil, called "the prince of the power of the air." The process of becoming sanctified strengthens us against this:

    (1) Repentence toward God the Father
    (2) Baptism (dying to one's old self)
    (3) Conversion (receiving access to Jesus via the Holy Spirit)

    Sanctification does not mean we won't be tempted to sin, but we will recieve the Holy Spirit's help in turning the temptation off faster, and acting on the temptation less often. Even the apostle Paul grieved over his inadequacies, having sinful temptations that his mind fought but his but his body was driving him to. Desiring to do right, he was nonetheless tempted to do wrong. It is the same with all of us. No human being will be held to same standard Jesus was. Sanctification is a dynamic process. Even though a person is sanctified, he/she will continue to sin from time to time. Thus the steps toward sanctification must be repeated in miniature to maintain eligibility for salvation.

    Stu
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  • gingin6 2010/05/17 09:14:18
    Yes, the bible is correct
    gingin6
    +1
    It's very well possible. Are you willing to risk it? People who have money seem to
    value that over God. I'm sure they're could be some who would gladly give up their
    fortune to serve God and maybe that's enough to get to heaven. But it also said
    nobody will go to heaven if they sin.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2010/05/17 02:56:46 (edited)
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    Luke 16:22-23, "And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."

    Of course, that in no way means all rich men go to hell.

    The Bible is always correct, but people's interpretations can be wrong.
  • I quit!!! 2010/05/17 01:28:23
    Yes, the bible is correct
    I quit!!!
    +3
    All people rich or poor can end up in hell; ... BUT... All people rich or poor can also choose one to either except jesus as their Lord over their lives or not. If they choose Jesus they shall live. If the do not choose Jesus they shall not live.
  • FREED S... I quit!!! 2010/05/17 10:23:32
    FREED Speaks Up
    +1
    Amen my friend ><>
    The wedding is coming up soon, right?
  • Mrkando 2010/05/17 01:26:04
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Mrkando
    +4
    As with all bible passages, taken out of context, it means little. And yet it means everything. The rest of that passage is about his disciples who have given up all their earthly possessions to follow Jesus and their confusion as to why he demanded this of them.

    Of course it is all about where you place your loyalty. You can have all the money and power in the world but unless you except Jesus and the Lord as your savior you are lost. We all are on this earth but for a short time and none of us can ever take anything with us. If we place our loyalty in acquiring things on earth, and do not know the Lord, we can never see the kingdom of God.
  • Cymech ... Mrkando 2010/05/18 04:47:00
    Cymech Dragon
    BINGO!

    Mark 10:26-27 continues on,

    The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD."
  • Sandy 2010/05/17 01:15:13
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Sandy
    +1
    No... some rich who can't live a sharing caring life... maybe goes to hell... whatever hell is... according to the author of this thread...

    Actually heaven and hell and everything in between... is found right here on earth... it is what you make of it...
  • Grissom 2010/05/17 00:31:48
    Yes, the bible is correct
    Grissom
    +1
    Watch out.
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2010/05/17 00:11:19
    No, the bible is wrong
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    Well it is....
  • wombat 2010/05/16 21:11:37
    No, the bible is wrong
    wombat
    +2
    there is no hell.
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2010/05/16 20:06:34
    Yes, the bible is correct
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +3
    You should have given a 3rd option. There will be rich people in heaven. The passage just means that it is harder for a rich person to enter heaven. Why? Well it is easier to worship wealth when you have it. The more you have the more you tend to worship it. So, that would be the same as having another god and God doesn't approve of that! Also, wealth if it controls you can lead to alot of sins. Most wealthy people are controlled by thier wealth. Also, more you got, often times the harder it is to give it away/ share it/ give it up. We who follow Christ are called to be selfless and sharing people. So, that is why it is hard for a rich to make it to heaven. Not impossible. Many of the great Christains in the early church were rich.
  • dreamwr... freakou... 2010/05/16 20:50:29
    dreamwriter12 ✲the librarian of ρнaεt✲ in grammar I trust
    +1
    I completely agree.
  • WshngMchn 2010/05/09 20:04:14
    Yes, the bible is correct
    WshngMchn
    +2
    I think it was just a fancy way of saying it's difficult to find happiness if you're rich, and I would agree.
  • FREED Speaks Up 2010/05/08 15:07:33
    No, the bible is wrong
    FREED Speaks Up
    +3
    You twist Scripture. Jesus said, it's easy for a rich man to miss the kingdom of God because a person can't love God and mammon. Not that they would go to hell. Therefore the Bible is NOT wrong.

    Those who DO go to hell are those who reject Jesus Christ the Son of God who offers them a free gift of salvation and eternal life. Rich or Poor.
  • ««Ginge... FREED S... 2010/05/08 17:17:05
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +1
    How? That is EXACTLY what it says.
  • FREED S... ««Ginge... 2010/05/09 07:28:01 (edited)
    FREED Speaks Up
    +2
    No, He says it's easier - not that they necessarily will go to hell. It is based on the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior or not. Nothing else.
  • Cymech ... ««Ginge... 2010/05/18 04:48:03
    Cymech Dragon
    Bullshit.

    Mark 10:26-27 continues on,

    The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD."

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