Recently the FBI busted more than 40 American citizens, some well-known, in a college admissions cheating scheme.
According to news reports children of deep pocket parents, would bypass the standard admission process for entrance into top Ivy league schools, so long as their parents pay between US$250, 000 and $400,000. Some parents even paid as much as $6.5,000,000.
I scratched my head vigorously after reading the disturbing story. Then I started to imagine what I think would have happened if salvation was something money could buy. I saw all the rich people in heaven and all the poor people in hell. But thanks be to the God of the just as well as the unjust, Salvation is free because He sent His only Son to die as a ransom for our sins.
Jesus’ death and resurrection have made it possible so that nobody has to go to hell, but everybody can go to heaven
Folks, I am glad Jesus paid the ultimate price for my salvation. Because if I had to pay cash, I couldn’t afford it. And the way to heaven is not through some loopholes or back doors. It is through Jesus Christ.
Jesus closed all loopholes and back doors when He said the following:
John 10:9 New King James Version (NKJV)Bible Gateway
9 I am at the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
Further, He made it crystal clear that status and notoriety would not be a factor:
John 14:6 New King James Version (NKJV)Bible Gateway
6 …, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.