Finally, after years of study and an excellent seminary education, I have discovered the means to salvation. For so long I was confused in believing that there was nothing I could do to restore my relationship with God. There was nothing I could do to earn a place in heaven. I was taught and fully accepted that I was saved by grace through faith…so that I could not boast. Scriptures clearly revealed to me that what Jesus did on my behalf is all that matters.
Thank goodness for Mayor Bloomberg.
Mayor Bloomberg has now revealed the follies of my thinking. Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he’s going to heaven.
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times. Who knew? Who knew we could earn our place in heaven?
So now I wonder, is it easier to earn a place if heaven if you are a billionaire? Are gun control, obesity and smoking God’s special issues? And exactly how much do you have to invest in these issues to ensure an express pass? These and other questions must surely be on the minds of all those desiring to avoid Hell. So many questions. So much confusion. I give up. I can’t handle the pressure. I am just going back to the actual Word of God.
Unlike the Mayor, I am concluding that I can’t do enough to make myself worthy of my God. Thankfully, I don’t have to. Jesus has done it all. He lived a sinless life and willingly became the perfect sacrifice for my sin. And now it is his righteousness that my Father sees in me. Not because of me, but because of Him, I am accepted by God and a place for me is being prepared in heaven. I wonder if I will be living anywhere near the Mayor?