Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg believes he has “earned” his place in heaven

In an article published Tuesday, former New York City nanny – ahem mayor – Michael Bloomberg told the New York Times why he believes he has earned his place in heaven.

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in,” Bloomberg said. “I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Bloomberg’s confidence stems from the fact that he valiantly took on the obesity and smoking epidemics in New York City during his time as mayor. Additionally, he is pouring tens of millions of dollars into pro-gun control causes.

“That’s a guy that gets it,” Glenn said sarcastically. “He gets it.”

While Pat thinks Bloomberg’s “if there is a God” qualifier discounts his declaration a bit, he can imagine how a conversation between the former mayor and God might go.

“You guys don’t serve ice cream up here, do you? And soda? What are those big cups? The salt intake is very high. [There is] no information. How much trans fat is [in this],” Pat joked. “He’s going straight in. It’s not even close. He’s done his work to take away the rights of man. He’s fought hard to do that.”

Read the entire New York Time profile HERE.

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  • Anonymous

    He’s going to walk right in like he owns the place? The Kingdom of heaven isn’t New York City pal, and you aren’t a citizen. His phrase “if there is a God ” says it all. If your not a subject of the Kingdom of God here in this life, you won’t be able to enter in on that day the Lord reveals it to all, even unbelievers and mockers [to see from the outside]. Unlike the irreligious demotards, God maintains border security and immigration policy.
    But then again God is not a mere mayor.

  • Danita Johnson

    Jesus died for our sins so we are forgiven and enter heaven through our belief not by our works.

  • Karen

    Boy is he in for a surprise. What arrogance!

  • Lisa Pitts

    Ahem, he seems to have forgotten John 3:16 which says “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish from the earth but have everlating life.” The key word here is Believes, and obviously the nanny does not.

  • Anonymous

    He needs to read Ephesians 2:9. Also, John 3:16.

  • Deckard426

    God wanted $500 million to let Bloomberg into heaven, but Bloomberg Jewed him down to $400 million and a piece of property in Bermuda.

  • Danny Smith

    “For by grace are ye saved,through faith. It is the gift of God not of
    works lest any man should boast.” also ” All our righteousness is as
    filthy rags” Sorry mayor nothing you have done makes a bit of
    difference. Seems your boasting proves the truth of the scripture.

  • Boo2

    Luke 18:10-14 says it all. Guess which one comes closest to the Bloomer?!

  • Jim Piper Jr.

    Glenn Beck has a lot of nerve talking using the terms “fight” and
    “rights” after his diatribes the last two days… I would tell him to
    look in the mirror but for megalomaniacs like him it would do very
    little good. He criticizes Bloomberg for the taking away of rights and
    condemned those willing to stand up and fight to keep different rights
    within 24 hours of each other. He is out for himself and no one else. He
    has become nothing more than a talking head self propagandist.

  • landofaahs

    Nobody has earned a place in heaven. If you go there, it is a gift of God and not of yourself lest any man may boast. But then I am looking at it from a Christian point of view.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Someone should tell him that is not how it works.

  • Anonymous

    Someone should send him there poste haste.

  • Brenda Evans

    If he’s going right to Heaven He should know the person that will get him there. First you have to believe there is a God. Read your Bible dope. The Lord will say I do not know you.

  • Barry Kirk

    We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. ISA 64:6

  • Mike Nelson

    I hate to pooh-pooh a notion like Faith, but Faith without works is dead:

    James 2:14-26

    14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

    18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[a] works, and I will show you my faith by my[b] works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

    25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

    26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    People regularly confuse legality and morality. Don’t fall into that trap, or the one that judges others by your (or their) faith alone.

  • Anonymous

    What a loon.

  • Sean Dineen

    I don’t assume to judge the mayor’s destiny, But I will say he reminds me of the grand inquisitor “We have corrected thy work, oh Lord and founded it on diet, biking and organic air.”

  • Ncrdbl1

    The fact that he would make such a claim shows just how arrogant this
    man is. NO ONE has EARNED a place in heaven, Mother Theresa did not EARN
    a place in Heaven. If man was capable of EARNING a place in heaven then
    Jesus would not have had to die on the cross. Heaven is God’s GIFT to
    us and ALL are unworthy of Heaven.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    what a man! what a man! how can he even compare himself to God, it is just incredible

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t surprise me one bit. He is a loony just like all those who have more money than they know what to do with it. The world is full of these arrogant idiots. Look at guys like Bill Gates, a university dropout formulating this thing called common core. Or look at Harry Reid, or Barak Obama etc etc.

  • Danita Johnson

    I agree with works witnessing to faith, but there must be faith to begin with and I didn’t hear anything about grace from faith.

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg pushing his way into Heaven just like he’s pushing his way around here. He has earned a place alright, but it isn’t in Heaven.

  • Anonymous

    Because Bloomberg doesn’t yet know if there is a God, he certainly does not know what the entrance qualifications are.

  • Anonymous

    but works are a fruit of faith. Good works can exist without faith (such as apparently in Mayor Bloomberg) but that does gain one entrance into Heaven. Faith is what gets one in, and a true faith will necessarily be followed by good works.

  • Mike Nelson

    I’m not sure I understand your meaning.

    As I child I was raised to believe that “good people” who didn’t know God would go someplace beside Heaven, but that those who had lived an abominable life but repented at the end, would be Saved. This was one aspect of the Catholic doctrine that always bothered me greatly, and is amongst the reasons I left that church following and doctrinal (imo) blasphemy behind, and now study the Bible on my own, seeking perspective from others of various backgrounds, rather than only from Catholics.

    Do you think that a person who lives a generous, kind, and compassionate life, treating others in accord with the Golden Rule (out of ignorance of the Commandments, for example) and in a genuine spirit of goodwill, will be Judged more or less harshly than someone who has conducted themselves poorly, but profess the correct words and beliefs? In other words, can Faith be demonstrated by acts, rather than in words, or is it just the acceptance of Jesus that saves?

    Or have I misunderstood your meaning entirely?

    I think that there is an aspect to this discussion that touches the core of why people fight about God, so I’m asking in earnest to what you have anchored your beliefs only in hope of understanding something that may be new to my perception.

  • Mike Nelson

    …true faith will necessarily be followed by good works….

    This is very, very close to my own beliefs, and well said – except for the Bloomberg affirmation. I think he’s on the road to the lake of fire, either because of, or despite, his belief in his own good intentions.

    PS – Glenn, I detest your new forum filters; saying one is on the path to h*ll should not be a reason to require approval of a post.

  • Linda Murray

    TO EVERYONE…
    John 3:3… Yeshua/Jesus said that unless a man is *BORN AGAIN* he WILL NOT enter the kingdom of heaven! PERIOD!

    You are *BORN AGAIN*… FIRST… & at that time you receive your faith *FROM* Christ.

    Read Galatians 2:16 & Philippians 3:9… & MAKE NOTE that it says… ‘faith *OF* Christ’… not ‘faith *IN* Christ’.

  • Anonymous

    He is Jewish. If he is uncertain about God, then he definitely doesn’t believe in Jesus. Unfortunately, most Jews treat the idea of needing a Savior as ridiculous and hold Jesus in very low esteem.

  • Anonymous

    Faith without works means you have not accepted Christ as Lord. Christ must be both Lord and Savior.

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    Another libtard hatemonger!

  • Anonymous

    Little Mikey said, “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not
    stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in,” Bloomberg said.
    “I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.” At which time, everyone around him took 4 steps back, nervously awaiting the Lightening Bolt.

  • Anonymous

    He and others will more likely be heading to a totally different place and become obl’s ‘chewtoy’.

  • Anonymous

    I think faith and works go together. I once heard them compared to a pair of scissors–you need both sides. Salvation is impossible without having faith Christ and in His grace, and doing the works He asked of us is how our faith in Him grows. The Revelation (I think it’s in chapter 20) also says that we will be judged by our works, so if someone knows what is right and deliberately ignores God’s commandments and is unrepentant, I don’t think that person gets a pass just for claiming to have faith.

  • Anonymous

    But also remember Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

  • Anonymous

    No more oversized soft drinks though!

  • Anonymous

    You are 100% correct.

    Basically “faith” is when you act on your belief of something. Faith=action+belief. Faith is quite literally an “action” word. Therefore if you take “action” out of the equation it ceases to be “faith” and is merely “belief”. Thus “Faith without works is dead”.

    So when the scriptures say “Have faith is Christ”. It doesn’t mean “recognize that Christ is the Son of God”.

    It means you must act on the teachings of Christ!

  • Jennie Leishman

    My faith teaches that God cares about all of His children and that He is just. The good people who never had a chance to learn about Jesus are not excluded from salvation. Their chances are as good as my own.

  • Mike Nelson

    Faith without works means you don’t live your commitment, thus making your commitment irreverent and false. Jesus was a servant to his followers, not only a teacher, and certainly not only an icon to the feelgood ideology of persons desirous of being perceived by others as moral, which dishonest and blasphemous behavior has deeply affected the morality of our culture.

    To say otherwise… rather ignores the root of the Message, which is summed up in Matthew 25:40:

    …Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me…

    Faith without works is an intellectual concept, a word, a claim, and nothing more, and it is simply not enough, because it is not a behavior indicative of an acceptance of God’s will in practice. blcartwright (above) got it right when (s?)he said works are a fruit of Faith, and if this is what you mean, then we are in perfect accord.

  • Mike Nelson

    WELL said!

  • Eleanor

    That’s just how we (who are not able to see into men’s minds) recognize faith. Works are not what makes faith work. Faith is nothing. The power is the reason for faith. God has the…no, IS the…power. Faith in God having the power is WHY He uses it for our benefit. Other people don’t really need to know that we have faith in order for it to work. They only need to see it in action (in the works) so that they can be convinced that the power is GOD’s and learn how to have faith of their own in the REAL power. If you have faith in a tin can it is worthless. If you have faith in a computer you are silly. If you have faith in people you will be hung out to dry. Faith is not the power. The power is in the >object< of your faith. Choose well and you will spend eternity in heaven. All the works are only to bring glory to His name among earth bound people so that they will trust Him.

  • Anonymous

    Have you considered the Thief on the Cross? Et Al. It is by God’s Grace that any of us are saved – no matter what our “works”. His love extends to all as does HIs Grace to those who desire (not “deserve”) – and that is done by Faith to be sure. We do understand however, that God does expect that we do more than “assure those in need” that we will “pray for them”! None of us is able to truly understand the Mind of God. Any person who does claim such is deluding himself. 2nd Chronicles, 7:14

  • Anonymous

    You can’t earn your way in to heaven. It doesn’t work that way. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Bloomberg must believe in works to get in to heaven. Maybe he believes he is God.

  • Crassus

    The guy probably thinks he can open up heaven’s gates with his Playboy Club key.

  • Crassus

    You any kin to Roddy Piper?

  • Anonymous

    In the parable of “The rich man and Lazurus” – and after both have gone to eternity, when the rich man implores that Lazurus be allowed to dip his finger in water and thus cool his tongue, he is reminded that while he was on Earth, he lived in plenty while Lazurus suffered hunger. It could well be that had he simply allowed Lazurus to eat the crumbs beneath his table, his horror would be lessened – but in presuming even that, we might be assuming to know the Mind of God – and we cannot begin to do such. Whatever “works” we do, must be preceded by taking to our selves the Faith of Christ – which only true belief and trust in Him can do – and that by His Grace. Our very lives are our only real “sermon” to those who watch.
    Ephesians 2:18

  • Anonymous

    It is in my mind that the very word “Believes” (as used in John 3:16) must involve a complete “turning” – and that involves a complete new direction of life which must include “works” with no expectation of reward. Those who look for “rewards” for ANY good works, have received their reward in doing so.

  • ccalreds

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Michael, this is truly sad…to think that someone as capable as you are could be so confused about such an important topic. Here is the real deal…”For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:9.

    To think that this verse could have been written specifically to answer your foolish boasting is heartbreaking.

  • Anonymous

    Jennie, I think I understand your thoughts on God’s care for all his children, his desire that none should parish and his absolute Justice too. The only thing I would say different that you have said is the last sentence, and this because we can’t know what God has planned for those who have not heard of Jesus and then this final item…Salvation for those who have understood about Jesus is not (from what I have been taught) a matter of chance. It is a guaranteed result.

    I believe the bible is a contract (among other things). God has said He will do certain things if I do certain things. God says He will save me if I believe in Jesus. Since God cannot lie, and will never go back on His promises, He will not fail. So for a believer, salvation is not a matter of chance, or chances. It’s an unbreakable promise, from the one being in the universe who cannot lie, God Almighty.

  • Anonymous

    You might benefit from listening more carefully, because you are not understanding what’s being said. He’s saying to Bloomberg “don’t take people rights away”. What he’s saying to the people in Nevada (I’m assuming that is what you are confused about) is “when you resist tyranny, don’t do it with violence.” Beck is saying you should use the same approach as Gandhi, or MLK and that “violence is NEVER the answer”, it’s pretty clear.

    If you are still confused about something being said, just raise your hand and ask someone to explain it to you again. That way, you can keep up with the conversation a little better. And wouldn’t that feel good, for once.

  • http://www.thejournal-postman.blogspot.com/ Andrew T. Post

    Not so fast, Bloomberg. Let’s see you thread a needle with a camel.

  • Thomas L. Stafford

    Saint Peter may have a different view. His unflinching support for abortion and their socialist wet dreams is unlikely to impress the decision makers at the gates.

  • Thomas L. Stafford

    Grace does not “come” from anything other than God. He grants it to us out of love for us. We can willfully lose it by disbelief ad sin.

  • Anonymous

    NEWS FLASH, THE ONLY WAY INTO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVOIR. NO disrespect Glen, to your beliefs,but the bible says the only way to heaven is to believe in Jesus Christ. Every tongue will confess and every knee will bow, and say, “Jesus is the son of God.” So no Bloomburg, your place is not set in heaven. You can not enter into heaven by your works, least, everyone would be able to brag. Works alone do not get you into heaven!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    one must have a soul to enter higher status.

  • Anonymous

    Enless you are born again, excepting Christ into your heart, you will not enter into heaven. It couldn’t be more plain then that. Good works do not get you a place in heaven, least anyone should brag. It is by faith and faith in Jesus that earns you a place in heaven, Only by Gods grace are we redeemed.The world like to put a pretty spin on things, but that will not get you a place in heaven. We seem to judge sin on a slidding scale. One sin is worse then another, however, we are not the judge. Sin is Sin. Killing someone is not worse then stealing in Gods eyes. He doesn’ rate our sin, he condems sin, it is only through his grace we are pardoned (or forgiven). But, you must believe in Jesus to enter into that grace. He loves us all and wishes that no one will parish. But, we have free will, which allows us to choose Him or not. Without free will….. love is not pure.

  • Anonymous

    You will know them by their fruits. Faith without works is not possible. If you invite Christ into your life, he changes you. You become an extension of Him.(This does not mean we are perfect and will never do anything wrong, repentance and God grace is extended to those that ask and are sincere) Show me someone that has faith, without works…it’s impossible. Now show me works without faith….its meaningless.

  • Anonymous

    So what is this arrogant attitude? Does he think Goid works for him?

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  • Anonymous

    With God’s grace, mercy, Jesus’ sacrifice and our faith and good will perhaps God will welcome us into his home. We are not perfect, no one has the authority to presume God’s final judgement.

  • Guest

    Satan knows that there is a Savior. Does that mean he is going to be “Saved”?

  • Guest

    Can you define the word “Grace” as you understand it to be?

  • Kyle

    I believe that good works or acts are vitally important. But I also believe that in this life or the next we will be given the chance to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But we will only be given one chance to learn of it and really accept it.

  • Kyle

    I think that Satan believe’s there is a savior better than most people. Is he going to be saved?

  • Anonymous

    I guess Mr. Bloomberg hasn’t read the Bible lately. Specifically the verse that says “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.”

  • Anonymous

    Unless Bloomberg accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, it is fini upon his last breath and his earthly works stay dirt side.

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  • Mike Nelson

    In that case in my understanding, it was an Act of Faith, the work itself, of acknowledging the innocence of Jesus and his persecution, while accepting responsibility of his own circumstance, doing so earnestly, and publicly.

    Don’t forget that he was not released, but Barabus (an infamous criminal and community organizer) was – it would be difficult for the pair not to be aware of that fact.

    It seems to me that the Grace of God is bestowed upon those who show Faith, but that Faith is demonstrated in one’s works. Fail to demonstrate Faith, and by whose grace would one be saved?

  • Anonymous

    Well where does Glenn Beck go when he dies? To the heaven controlled by a deified Mormon man who has been allotted this earth as his own personal bailiwick in the heavenly realms filled with other deified Mormon men who have checked all the correct Mormon boxes on their God applications? Will Glenn step right into godhood himself and have his own earth to control? Who are you kidding with your crap Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Agree 100%.

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