We would like to commence this brief essay on things that might debar us from eternal life by looking at the story of this so called rich young ruler in the Bible, in Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31 and Luke 18: 18-30.

Matthew 19; 16-30,

16: And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17: And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18: He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19: Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20: The young man saith unto…