This week billionaire Michael Bloomberg secured his ticket to Heaven. The former New York City Mayor declared that upon his death he will be entering directly into Paradise…no stops for holy judgment or interviews. After all, he’s personally invested a great deal into the fights against obesity, smoking, and the “evil” NRA. In a recent interview with the New York Times he said, “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.”
Mr. Bloomberg is a Jew who may or may not be awaiting the Messiah’s first coming. Despite all of his money, he has not been able to buy the sense to recognize that the Son of God has already come, paid sin’s price, and is imminently expected for a second earthly arrival.
The Apostle Paul’s letter to believers in Ephesus declares, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
No one can “buy” or “work” his way into heaven. Only Jesus is able to approve a heavenly welcome…with interview, I do hope!
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.