Lots of Rich People Are Going To Hell

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on youYour wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.[a]You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.” (James 5:1)

Lots of rich people are going to hell because their riches have made them overconfident in themselves. They are not overly interested in “religion” because things are going well for them. They think that they have no need for it.

But rich people have just as great a need as poor people. It is simply harder for them to realize it. Everyone, rich or poor, needs to repent of their sins and accept God’s grace which is given through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Further reading:

“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)

“Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not —to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.” (I Corinthians 1:26-29)

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