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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Art of the Deal

“We’ve never had this, not in my lifetime, and he defends the Christian faith more than any president in my lifetime."
--Reverend Franklin Graham
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"I’ve always been greedy. I love money, right?"
--Donald Trump

"For the love of money is the root of all evils"
(1 Timothy 6:10)

"Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich."
--Donald Trump

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!"
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)

"The point is that you can’t be too greedy."
--Donald Trump

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
--Jesus (Mark 10:25)

“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. . . .
But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?"
--Jesus (Luke 6:24,46)

10 comments:

  1. Jesus’ message is clear—it is impossible for anyone to be saved on his own merits. Since wealth was seen as proof of God’s approval, it was commonly taught by the rabbis that rich people were blessed by God and were, therefore, the most likely candidates for heaven. Jesus destroyed that notion, and along with it, the idea that anyone can earn eternal life. The disciples had the appropriate response to this startling statement. They were utterly amazed and asked, “Who then can be saved?” in the next verse. If the wealthy among them, which included the super-spiritual Pharisees and scribes, were unworthy of heaven, what hope was there for a poor man?

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    1. Thought-provoking observations, thanks, meshack.

      In the line with my comment below, nobody owns anything, nobody is wealthy, except facades, illusions. In line with what you say, nobody anywhere can do anything on their own merits, though we might think we can. All that is real is already in the Kingdom (Realm, Real, Royal) of God (Reality). In other words, there is no such thing as a real person outside or barred from the Realm of Reality. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for fake to enter into reality. Render unto the real what is real, render unto illusion what is illusion.

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  2. Hey Daniel!

    Jesus' remark: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's" pretty much sums up the proper course of action for any modern-day Caesar.

    Aloha,
    Freebird

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    1. Yes. And every good Jew understood the basic Jewish doctrine that all things belong to God, nothing belongs to any single creature, except illusion. Render unto the real what is real, render unto illusion what is illusion.

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    2. Aloha, FreeBird, from mokuola 'o Hawai'i!

      Suelo, ye've freed another mind with the great relief of truth, I thank ye. Change can, and is, approaching as rapidly as disaster does.

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  3. You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really something which I believe I'd never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely huge for me. Money Transfer to Bosnia

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  4. Shame on you Franklin Graham as you further give Christianity a bad name. Weak mindset will follow such hogwash rather than reading and discerning their own Bibles. A country that glorifies wealth is anathema to Christian principle.

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    1. https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/my-story-fiona-barnett-hang-on-for-the-ride/

      His father was evil and Frankling probably also is...

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