He doesn't. It's the love of material riches that get in the way and become more important. Matthew 16-26 explains the idea.
And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why call thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou will enter into life, keep the commandments.
He saith unto him, Which?
Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, 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. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Baptism is the normal way to enter the Kingdom of God but there are other ways to the Kingdom of Heaven also known as the Kingdom of God e.g. 'Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.'." (Mark 10). "Not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew Ch 7) "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ….." (Matthew Ch 5) "I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth." (Matthew Ch 8) "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark xvi, 16). But they will enter the Kingdom of their own God.
our righteousness because we need to learn more about the bible.Answer:Matthew 5:20 - For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. [NKJV]
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Matthew 7:21New King James Version (NKJV) I Never Knew You21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems. The Kingdom of Heaven is the only route to Heaven and eternal life in God the Father. It is only the unbaptised who lead an evil life who are excluded from the Kingdom of Heaven. All baptised persons enter the Kingdom of Heaven along with those who carry with them the innocence of childhood, those do God's will etc.This does not mean that all who enter the Kingdom of Heaven will eventually attain eternal life in God the Father. It should be noted that the Kingdom of Heaven will be delivered to God the Father on the Last Day when the good and the bad in the Kingdom of Heaven will be separated. "…Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father." (Matthew Ch 13).AnswerI think it is that if you do sin, and you do not repent or ask God to help you truly repent, that will keep you out of Heaven. If you do not fully accept Jesus and God into your heart, that will keep you out of Heaven.What, do you want to go to Hell?
Did Peter enter the Kingdom of God?* No, not yet. He will on Judgement Day, though.
The 'theme' is found in Matthew 5:20. "except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3 I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven! Matthew 19:24* And again I say unto you, 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. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. *This does NOT mean rich people cannot go to heaven.
== == No one version seems to match this quote exactly. The Darby version is reasonably close: Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens
Matthew 19:23, 24 - Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." [NKJV]
" It's not a Secret, & He even gave us all the Direction & Instructions on How to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven..." and it's all in The Holy Bible (KJV) only
Jesus' teachings strongly illustrate that little children are in no danger of hell. Indeed, He used a child to demonstrate the quality of humility necessary to enter God's kingdom. Matthew 18:2-4 - Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
No, it is not a sin to be rich. But greedy people will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Plus, it is difficult for wealthy people to enter the Holy City, as clarified by Christ Jesus Himself: Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:23, New International Version) How hard is it for a wealthy person to go to heaven? Let us return once more to the Holy Scriptures. Here in the book of Matthew, the chapter is 19, and the verse is 24: Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24, New International Version)
Yes, Catholic believe that "unless you are born again of the water and the Spirit you can not enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
No he can not enter heaven.
"Except a man be born of the water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven"
Matthew 11:11 NIRV "What I'm about to tell you is true. No one more important than John the Baptist has ever been born. But the least important person in the kingdom of heaven is more important than he is.Matthew 181 At that time the disciples came to Jesus. They asked him, "Who is the most important person in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 Jesus called a little child over to him. He had the child stand among them. 3 Jesus said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. You need to change and become like little children. If you don't, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Anyone who becomes as free of pride as this child is the most important in the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 19:30 NLTBut many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then.
Jesus had to die so that we could enter God's kingdom. If He did not die, then no one was there to save our sins and we would be sinful, and therefore, we could not enter the kingdom of heaven, but we would enter satans kingdom, which is death-neverending pain. (we are all sinful but we have to repent as much as we can to be pure again)
It all depends on what you have done in your life. If you have disobeyed any (or more than one) of the Ten Commandments, there is a possibility that you won't make it into God's Kingdom. Venial sins do not weigh down your chances that much of going to Heaven, but they can. It is all God's decision whether you can enter or not. Contact your local Priest to see what allows you to enter Heaven and what doesn't.
This is found in Matthew 5:2,3 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The poor in spirit are those who acknowledge their own helplessness, they are humble and lowly in their own eyes. They see their want, bewail their guilt, and thirst after a Redeemer. They sense their spiritual need and find it supplied in the Lord. Jesus is contrasting the character of a person who is ready for salvation to the attitude of the scribes and pharisees of His day Matthew 5:20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Is is being able to accept Jesus christ as the lord god. your Saviour. if you believe that he died for you, you will enter the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus.Mat 19:23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.Mat 19:24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
absolutely. By following the plan set out by Jesus read Matthew mark luke or john & then the letter to the church in rome ''Romans''
That all depends on the message you want to convey. John 3:16 comes to mind, as does Psalm 23, Phil. 4:13 is very popular as a tattoo, as well as countless others. Get a Matthew 7:21 tattoo. "Not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven."
A Camel. In the King James version of the Holy Bible in Matthew 19:24 .....it states that ( paraphrased)....." it would be easier for a Camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a Rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven"