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Featured Desiring to be rich is a snare.

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by W2L, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    So to be carnally minded is right?
     
  2. Phil 1:21

    Phil 1:21 Well-Known Member

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    Being carnally minded isn't wrong?
     
  3. claninja

    claninja Well-Known Member

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    According to the OP rich folks who live in mansions are carnally minded. According to the OP again he was thinking of the rich and famous who live in mansions defined as 8,000 square foot. He is not saying being rich is wrong. Is it wrong to be middle class in America? (middle class people are among the richest in the world). What is wrong is to desire wealth, to desire an 8,000 square foot home. That is what the world desires, to be wealthy with possessions. But we are not to be of this world.
     
  4. claninja

    claninja Well-Known Member

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    Never said being carnally minded isn't wrong
    see post #183
     
  5. ToBeLoved

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    I think the problem with being rich is number one you have to keep up with it and two when you are afraid of loosing it.

    It also takes focus away from dire need which we often forget esp in the US
     
  6. Phil 1:21

    Phil 1:21 Well-Known Member

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    Okie dokie then, could you please provide us a checklist of right/wrong attributes pertaining to wealth? Because the OP seems to flip-flop between "anything more than food and clothing" to "8,000 square foot house" when his own measure is turned inward.

    No wonder Jesus rebuked the Pharisees.
     
  7. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    If you read my posts you will note that i never mentioned salvation.
     
  8. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    being rich isnt wrong, but living the lifestyle of the rich and famous is not the faith i read about in scripture.
     
  9. W2L

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    Thats not a flip flop.
     
  10. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    So you can have money as long as you dont use it on yourself, is what you are saying?
     
  11. Phil 1:21

    Phil 1:21 Well-Known Member

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    Then a convenient shifting of the goal posts...back and forth, again and again.
     
  12. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    You can do anything you want. Where your treasure is so is your heart.
     
  13. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    lol
    , nope. You are creating a strawman.
     
  14. claninja

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    I don't think a check list is needed to know that desiring earthly wealth is a snare. You can continue to argue with OP over little details about what defines wealth, but that will both get you know where.
     
  15. Phil 1:21

    Phil 1:21 Well-Known Member

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    If one is going to judge someone (they're never met no less) based on a certain level of material wealth, it's perfectly reasonable to ask for them to define that level. Otherwise we don't have a theological discussion; we have a Bernie rally.
     
  16. claninja

    claninja Well-Known Member

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    Which individual was the op judging?
     
  17. Phil 1:21

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  18. RaymondG

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    Seems you aren't willing to give answers any more. Are you saying that if I am rich yet don't live a rich life, my treasures are still not in heaven?

    If you wish to remain vague, so to not lose the recent supporter you have, I understand. They don't seem to understand you totally so it's best not to state your view blatantly making their support be in vain.
     
  19. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    Which is a shame. I admired your determination and strong stance in previous threads... lukewarm is not a good look.
     
  20. claninja

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    So not and individual like I asked, but a generalized group of individuals choosing to live for wealth?
     
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