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Otho Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 1:24 PM
BadRabbit Wrote: 1 hour ago (11:27 AM) "Jesus suggested that you not take the risk but hey, who listens to Jesus anymore?" No, what Jesus was saying, if you take His words in context, was "Don't envy the rich man, he has his own difficulties. It's easier for you to get into Heaven because you must rely on God every day for your daily bread. A rich man can easily fall into the trap that he gained all his wealth on his own without God's help. This is a deadly trap that can lure him back to worldly things. So, do not seek after worldly wealth, but seek to store up treasures in Heaven." Pretty simple stuff, especially considering the people he was addressing. Perhaps not simple enough for YOU, but if need be, I can use words of a...
jeannie50 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 4:45 PM
Otho, you explained that passage of Scripture beautifully!
Otho Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 1:27 PM
...words of a single syllable...
z Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:27 PM
You want context?

Here's a passage.

Matthew 19:19-23

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

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Rlbenn Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 5:44 PM
Z I don’t know if you really get what this scripture is about or not but I will post a reply for anyone who doesn’t.

This isn’t about rich or poor. It’s about priorities.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven.”

It is obvious from the young man’s reaction that he valued his wealth more than he wanted “to be perfect”.

Wealth is not the only thing people put before God. For some it’s fame. For others it’s pride. For some it’s the appearance of being better than their neighbors. The Pharisees loved to “make a show of giving alms” but at least they were giving their own money.

Now days they give away the money they have taken from hard working families and demand to be respected for how much they 'care'.
Nov7 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 6:23 PM
We need to refrain from cherry pkg scriptures. They are well balanced. Folg are Few examples: For the Love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith & pierced themselves with many pangs.1 Tim 6:2-10 - nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit. Exo 23:1-3 - You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit. Exo 23:6-8 - You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike, Deut 1:17 - A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. Prov 10:4 - Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Gal 5:26 - Jospeh, Abram,Isaac,Solomon etc All Rich

A well-placed Republican source tells Townhall that Oscar-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood will travel to Tampa, Florida to attend Mitt Romney's nominating convention this week.  As the news media scrambles to identify the so-called "mystery speaker" scheduled to address GOP delegates on Thursday evening, some have speculated that the iconic Hollywood figure could fit the bill.  Our source -- who spoke on the condition of anonymity -- could not confirm if Eastwood is, in fact, the intriguing "to-be-announced" speaker, but stated unequivocally that the Dirty Harry star will arrive in Florida late on Wednesday or early on...