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Can a Camel go through the eye of the needle

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to go to heaven . . .”

Many people have used this verse to coerce affluent people to give up their money.  Just as they say that money is the root of evil, they have misrepresented the scripture for it says the LOVE of money is the root of evil.  It is greed not money.

Here is the real meaning of the camel going through the eye of a needle:

In the days of Jesus all cities were fortified with an outer wall which required anyone entering the city to pass through a gate.  On the wall surrounding Jerusalem there was a gate called “The Eye of THE  Needle” due to the following reason-

Although using this gate was a definite shortcut that cut miles off your trip, the route through this entrance was not comfortable for the camel.  The animal would literally have to get on its knees and crawl through the tiny entrance.  Between it being very, very uncomfortable for the animal, it was also an effort to get the stubborn mammal to do it (have you ever tried to push a camel on its knees?  And you thought pulling a mule was a hassle! LOL).  So, if you succeeded in getting the camel through, it was worth it.

Now you know that a camel CAN go through the Eye of the Needle!  Don’t let anyone tell you different !

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