Aug 18 – Place in Heaven Not For Sale

A reader wrote to an advice columnist expressing anger with TV preachers who urge people to buy books, Bibles and other things, even in some cases, a place in heaven. The columnist replied , “I can tell you that a place in Heaven is not for sale, there are no shortcuts or free passes to the pearly gates.” She was correct in saying that a place in heaven is not for sale.” But she erred when she said there are no free passes. Because while nobody has the wherewithal to buy a way into heaven, Someone else has paid the price for us. Paul wrote “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, and “there is none righteous, no not one.” None of us can buy his or her way into heaven. But Paul also said that “ There is a “free pass” for sincere seekers. Jesus knocks on the door of our lives saying “If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell