Luke 16:9 A True Friendship with God

Luke 16:9 (KJV)
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

This passage is not encouraging Christians to make friends with unrighteous people so they will receive us when we find ourselves in need. A more consistent understanding would be, “Through the Scriptural use of those things you have received, become united with believers so that, when you die, those who have gone to heaven before you are excited to see you arrive (an abundant entrance).”

No one can buy his way into heaven. But everyone can use what God has provided him in a manner that is obedient to God’s Word and consistent with true faith. The just use of worldly things (the mammon of unrighteousness) demonstrates a true friendship with God and His own.

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Luke 16:9 A True Friendship with God

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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