If you pay attention, at all, to the national press, you would conclude that the biggest donors to political action committees, known as PACs, are the Koch Brothers, Charles and David, of Koch Industries fame. With revenues of 115 billion dollars, their holdings rank second in terms of businesses in America. And though as conservatives the Kochs do use their constitutional freedoms to influence political positions, they are NOT the biggest political donors. That honor is held by three liberals: Tom Steyer-a California billionaire hedge fund manager, Fred Eychaner-a Chicago media baron and Michael Bloomberg-former mayor of New York City. Surprising as this tidbit of information may be, it is not the subject of this post. The topic to consider is a quote offered by Mayor Bloomberg regarding his eventual ‘post-death’ appearance before God for judgment.
Of that inevitable meeting, Bloomberg says, ‘I’m 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’. Not to be a nudge here, but Mr. Bloomberg, didn’t God say, ‘Not by works of righteousness that we have done but according to HIS MERCY He saves us’?. Titus 3:5.
We might all do well to listen to Jesus when He says, ‘I AM the gate; Whoever enters THROUGH ME will be saved. John 10:9.
Let’s all humbly receive the salvation that comes from God ALONE (not from us or our efforts) and is ‘by grace through faith in Jesus’. Ephesians 2:8