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Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming

Terry16 Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 11:58 AM
goldilocks, The Bible is not against VOLUNTARY sharing (see Acts 4:32-35) - but, the Bible also does not require sharing (see Acts 5:4). However, the Bible does teach that stealing is a sin (see Exodus 20:15) and more to the point the Bible teaches that coveting is a sin (see Exodus 20:17). Government forcing people to "share their wealth" is simply not Biblical ! People voluntarily sharing - "as the need arises" is Biblical. I would also point you to the words of the Apostle Paul: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat." The Bible is clear that there will never be total equality - per se - but, rather that each will be given different gifts & resources to use for building he Kingdom. in any case, while your heart certainly seems to be in the right place, I believe you make a huge mistake in thinking that the Bible ever teaches that having a Government Program to force "Income Equality" is desireable. The fact is that Government Programs are usually inefficient and more likely to be corrupt than voluntary Fath-Based sharing through the Church.
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Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming

Terry16 Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 11:57 AM
goldilocks, The Bible is not against VOLUNTARY sharing (see Acts 4:32-35) - but, the Bible also does not require sharing (see Acts 5:4). However, the Bible does teach that stealing is a sin (see Exodus 20:15) and more to the point the Bible teaches that coveting is a sin (see Exodus 20:17). Government forcing people to "share their wealth" is simply not Biblical ! People voluntarily sharing - "as the need arises" is Biblical. I would also point you to the words of the Apostle Paul: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat." The Bible is clear that there will never be total equality - per se - but, rather that each will be given different gifts & resources to use for building he Kingdom. in any case, while your heart certainly seems to be in the right place, I believe you make a huge mistake in thinking that the Bible ever teaches that having a Government Program to force "Income Equality" is desireable. The fact is that Government Programs are usually inefficient and more likely to be corrupt than voluntary Fath-Based sharing through the Church.
In response to:

Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming

Terry16 Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 11:57 AM
goldilocks, The Bible is not against VOLUNTARY sharing (see Acts 4:32-35) - but, the Bible also does not require sharing (see Acts 5:4). However, the Bible does teach that stealing is a sin (see Exodus 20:15) and more to the point the Bible teaches that coveting is a sin (see Exodus 20:17). Government forcing people to "share their wealth" is simply not Biblical ! People voluntarily sharing - "as the need arises" is Biblical. I would also point you to the words of the Apostle Paul: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat." The Bible is clear that there will never be total equality - per se - but, rather that each will be given different gifts & resources to use for building he Kingdom. in any case, while your heart certainly seems to be in the right place, I believe you make a huge mistake in thinking that the Bible ever teaches that having a Government Program to force "Income Equality" is desireable. The fact is that Government Programs are usually inefficient and more likely to be corrupt than voluntary Fath-Based sharing through the Church.
I held my nose once and voted for John McCain. I do not think I could stand doing again - especially from Christie!
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Legitimate Rape Arguments

Terry16 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 11:18 AM
I have tracked Todd Akin's voting record for 12 years now. He is an excellent Representative! He is no more of an idiot than President Obama who said he had been "to all 57 states"! Certainly Todd chose his words poorly. But, he apologized for it and immediately admitted he was wrong. But, the idea that the trauma & stress of a forcible rape could trigger a natural miscarriage is not beyond reason - IMO. In any case, I for one am not throwing Todd under the bus for one miscue. Todd is so much better that Claire McCaskill that it makes my head spin to see how everyone is trashing him! As a Missouri Voter I am voting for Todd no matter what ! - even if it means we get stuck with "Obama Rubber Stamp" McCaskill for 6 more years!
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Elizabeth Warren Dances With Lies

Terry16 Wrote: May 10, 2012 8:16 AM
So, what exactly is the legal percentage for claiming Native American Heritage? e.g., if if is not 1/32 then is it 1/16, or 1/8, etc.
What is the legal percentage for claiming Native American Ancestry? e.g., does 1/16 count?
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