it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

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From the Gospel of Matthew, verse 19:24. Some assert that "camel" is a misinterpretation of a word meaning "rope"[1] and others assert that the "Needle's Eye" was a gate in the walls of Jerusalem[2], but the evidence for each of these theories is contested, and the literal interpretation remains the most common.

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

  1. It is unlikely that the wealthy will go to heaven.

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  1. ^ 2005, Rich Mayfield, Reconstructing Christianity: Notes from the New Reformation, page 108
  2. ^ 2008, Russell J. Snyder, Emotions: The Controlling Factor in the Church, page 118