Columnist says one must become like a child to enter Heaven

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By C.L. Glasscock

I saw on the news where this one state had a seat belt law that you had to buckle up your dog, and if you were caught with your dog not buckled up it was a bigger fine than it would be if you were caught with your child not buckled up. When I grew up and someone mistreated their children people would say that they are treating their children worse than you would treat a dog. A lot of dogs now are treated better than a lot of children.
As we look at Jesus and little children, Mark 10:13-16 says, “And they brought young children to him that he should touch them and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But Jesus saw it, he was much displeased and said unto them, ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.’ And he took them up in his arms, put his hand upon them and blessed them.”
I have read many times in the Bible Jesus blessing little children, but never a dog.
In John 3, Jesus is telling Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, he must be born again.
John 3:3-5 says, “Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus saith unto him,’ How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’”
This makes it very easy to understand why we have to become as little children to enter into the kingdom of God. We have to be born again.
I believe a lot of people have so much pride they do not want to accept Jesus as their Savior because they do not want to bow down to anyone, including Jesus. One day they will bow down to Jesus.
Philippians 2:10-11 says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth and things under the earth; and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Now let’s check our salvation. Do we only hold up Jesus’ name when we are in a crowd of Christians? Do we worship Jesus when we have nothing else to do? Is Jesus first in our life? Do we put him on the back burner and only go to church on Sunday?
People who do this more often have never led anyone to Christ, and some think, “I’m going to heaven; I will be alright, why tell them?” And we could go on and on. Let’s be sure we are not in the category of the fair-weather Christian, which is one who thinks and never does.