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Why would God make it hard for His follower to enter the Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 19 v24?

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September 05, 2007 4:03AM

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.