Is wanting to be financially secure for the future or even rich against Biblical teaching?
I think the Bible says it is hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom Of God. But it also says that faith without works is dead meaning you can't just pray for help you have to help yourself as well. It also says anything is possible with God by your side so maybe if you pray God can bless you with a gift that will keep you safe and secure.
I am having trouble understanding whether my desire for earthly riches or more so just being able to survive in this world is bad or good.
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
"Faith without works is dead" is not about heaven and hell. It is about helping others, and it has nothing to do with heaven and hell.
And it is not impossible for a rich person to enter heaven, just like it is not impossible for a poor person to enter heaven. A rich person might think they don't need the Lord at all, but the rich person that believes in Jesus, goes to heaven. Just like the poor person that believes in Jesus, goes to heaven.
Many wealthy people in the Bible also had the Lord, like Abraham, David, and others. It isn't about your wealth. It is about your belief in the Gospel and the Bible.
Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.
The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death
- Anonymous9 months ago
- 10 months ago
Yeah basically. The Bible is clear. Being rich (having too much money) is an obstacle towards you getting into the Kingdom of God. Do you think these people who have money they can't possibly spend deserve that money? These people sleep in heavens on earth knowing there are other people out there with nothing to eat. Do you think these people deserve to dwell with God?
- Dave DLv 710 months ago
The problem with the rich young man was not that he was rich. It was that he loved his riches more than God. We are here to learn true selfless love so that we can one with He who IS love. You can't do that by focusing just on yourself. You have to focus on your fellowman. The "works" which are mentioned in that passage are not your work for yourself, but rather doing good by our fellowman.
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- CharlesLv 510 months ago
It depends on what you do to get rich. If you cheat people or outright steal, that is a problem. Some people with plenty of money are miserable and are constantly worried that somebody might take what is theirs.