Will these two Christians be given an equal status in Heaven?
Person #1 She is a Christian that is wealthy, lives in a nice condo, owns a house out in the country, drives a nice luxury sports car, owns lots of nice clothes, wears a lot of jewelry, gets to go to a lot of concerts, professional sporting events, amusement parks and goes on nice vacations, she also helps out the less fortunate and donates some of her money to sick children at the hospitals.
My friend has accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior, believes that Jesus Christ has died on the cross for her sins and is very close to God.
Person 2: He is a poor man from a third world country who never knew anything about religion until one day he found a King James Bible on the ground and aspired to follow God once he'd gotten to know him through the Bible, he also doesn't have very many friends either, he has told everyone he knew about God and how wonderful He is, unfortunately one day he was seen reading a King James Bible and for having a conversation with Jesus Christ to where someone called the police on Him and arrested him for it, he was also sentenced to prison, in prison the inmates bullied him unmercifully and the guards and the wardens gave him much fewer privileges and also made fun of Him for having a relationship with an "invisible person", all what he did was pray for them and believes they do not know they're causing any harm, one day the cooks put poison in his food to where he ate it and died instantly from it.
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
Whoever receives Jesus - He is our ultimate inheritance -- and we will want for nothing and not be in any lack - regardless of what we had or didn't have on this earth. The Bible says that there are many who will be last, who were first on this earth (and vice versa). But the context of it doesn't seem to imply that all the poor Christians of this world will rule over the Christians who were wealthy. All of our works, determine what we will do in the afterlife -- because people are rewarded according to what we have done - and what counts to Jesus is our good works (not for salvation sake), and leading souls to Jesus. Were we faithful?
We have all Jesus for our inheritance, but it does appear that certain people will receive higher honors for their dedication. For example, the saints who were martyred for Jesus will reign with Him during the millennial reign on earth - but after this time at the great white throne judgment - 24 elders will cast down their crowns at the feet of Jesus.
The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. - Revelation 4:10-11, KJV
It's my belief that when the millennial period is over, Jesus alone will be exalted -- not to say He isn't during the millennial reign - but He does rule with His saints - though I don't know if that will be the case after the great white throne judgment - when God makes a new heaven and a new earth. Just my thoughts based upon reading the Scriptures.
- HogieLv 710 months ago
Both receive the same reward. As far as some comparative status, that is up to Christ to decide, based on His criteria, and not yours.
- HonestlyLv 710 months ago
It is who we become that counts. Pride is a great hinderance to us all. Wealth and success can be a stumbling block if we place out hearts on it. Envy and jealousy of those who have more than us can be stumbling block also. Best to be grateful for what we have and not worry about other peoples blessings and abilities.
Of all the character traits Jesus could have chosen, He identified Himself as meek and lowly in heart. A meek person is one who focuses outside of himself and on the needs of others. It is not about him. He does not have to have the last say, is not offended, has joy when others succeed, does not seek for power or position or to be above others. When Jesus was on the cross, His concern was for His mother, those who were crucifying Him and the others on the cross.
- Anonymous10 months ago
One will become Mickey Mouse in Disneyland in the sky and the other one will become Goofy
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- TristenLv 710 months ago
The Bible speaks of a judgement in heaven to reward Christians. They will both be rewarded for what they did with what God gave them.
- 10 months ago
God knows the hearts of both..... that is what He Judges.... if they both were true Christians both will be found in Heaven...what rewards each may receive will be determined there.... by God..... not YA
- Anonymous10 months ago
In Islam we have 7 heavens one on top of another with varying levels/degrees, the highest heaven is directly below the throne of Allah, and the higher one is raised by Allah the more enjoyable it will be forever.
So those who did more good deeds, had stronger faith, avoided more sins, repented for more sins, and suffered more will be raised higher than those who had weaker faith, did fewer deeds, indulged in more sins, and/or had easy lives.
Islam makes everything fair, and it is the only religion that does that. There is an incentive to do good deeds.
- Anonymous10 months ago
From what little I chose to skim of those two walls of text, I do not see why they wouldn't. Nevertheless, I feel obligated to point out that heaven and hell are not real.
- MattLv 610 months ago
It's not for us to say.