Jesus hou nie van rykmense nie en wil hulle ook nie in die hemel hê nie, want soos Hy self gesê het is die makliker vir 'n kameel om deur die oog van 'n naald te gaan as vir 'n ryk mens om in die hemel te kom. Wat moet ons dan nou doen? Alles gaan verkoop om ons saligheid te verkry?
The debate surrounding fee will has been pre-destined to be a big one and people choose to understand it in different ways. On Sunday we'll try to go past just the dogmatic stuff and consider the spiritual significance of predistination and free will. Make the right decision by electing to join the discussion.
In 2014 Christianity Today asked the online Bible site YouVersion which Bible verses are the most popular in the world. Out of the 160 million users surveyed Jer. 29:11 came in fourth. It didn’t get a podium finish, but as a consolation the weeping prophet did take the gold in Canada, Australia, England and of course South Africa. One might feel sorry for Jer. 29:11 losing out to Romans 12:2 and the old favourite Philippians 4:6-8, but at least he can take courage in the fact that ‘The Lord has plans for you...to prosper...plans to give you hope and a future’.
Having said that, spare a thought for the remaining 32 verses in Jer. 29 - always being discarded and left behind. They are the real stars of the show, as a matter of fact they are the guys and girls giving verse 11 its meaning!