Re: Theological clarification, was:Re: Mother Teresa

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 23:01:22 MDT

>From: "Everitt Mickey" <>

>From: zeb haradon <>

> >And don't forget the thing about how "it would be easier to fit a camel
> >through the eye of a needle then for a rich man to enter the gates of
> >heaven" (or something like that).
> >
>Gotta be careful here...."the eye of the needle" was the name of one of the
>gates in the wall surrounding jersuleam.....a camel COULD fit thru it...but
>only with great difficulty.....

My former pastor gave that explanation during a sermon one Sunday morning.
However, when I pressed her for references for that claim, she had none and
explained that she had heard it in a sermon by some other pastor. I
subsequently did my own research on it and came up with a big fat nothing.
My guess is that this story is just a myth to water down the extremism of
Jesus' message. If anyone has any refs one way or the other on this "eye of
the needle" question, please enlighten me.


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