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Matthew 19:23

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by eleos1954, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

    There are approximately 328.2 million (2019) people residing in the US.
    There are approximately 614 billionaires in the US

    Suppose they all kicked in a gave every American 1 million dollars.

    Now .... money certainly don't solve everything .... but .... what do you think would happen if some (or even one) of these billionaires gave away 1 million to each person?
     
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  2. Clare73

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    And having made everyone millionaires, he would have then made it hard for everyone to enter the kingdom of heaven.

    What's good about that?
     
  3. jacks

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    "Even 1 billionaire could give every American 1 million dollars and still have 1 thousand million left over .... that's 1 billion."

    I agree with the general idea but I think:

    382,000,000 times 1,000,000 = 382,000,000,000,000. (That's 382 Trillion, nobody has that much money.)
     
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  4. eleos1954

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    Not saying it would be good ..... like everything would be good and bad come out of it.

    Seems like most everything (secular) is money driven one way or another, would be interesting to see what kind of impacts it would have on society.

    I mean if everyone had a million to provide for their material needs, what would change? .... would it change/improve all the "strife" going on?
     
  5. Clare73

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    The strife going on is not from general society.

    It is from paid agitators and from politicians and the media who have a vested interest in strife, division, turmoil, untruth, propaganda confusion, etc. to serve their political purposes, which are the unraveling and take-down of capitalist America to be replaced with socialism for a socialist America, where the government owns the means of production instead of private businesses.

    That's been tried and failed miserably. Consult with anyone who has ever lived under such a system, e.g., Cuba.
     
  6. eleos1954

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    so you're saying nothing would change if everyone had 1 million towards their "needs".

    If that did happen (1 million to every person) how would those (as you stated above) promote those things?

    I agree socialism it not a good system of government ... but the topic isn't about that.
     
  7. Clare73

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    They wouldn't have to promote it in that case , because if everyone had 1 million, no one would work,
    and there would be no food, goods, supplies, services, etc., and then you really would have strife.
    However, socialism becomes the topic when you talk about all the strife going on.
     
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  8. CatsRule2020

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    Matthew 19:16-26
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    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 him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

    21 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.

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

    23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

    26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible


    From the 26th verse I think we can assume that God is able to make a separation between a covetous person and their possessions in order for that person to be saved.
     
  9. eleos1954

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    Not so sure no one would work, so the lack of money is a good thing (secularly) compels us to work?
     
  10. Clare73

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    Absolutely. . .man needs motivation. . .why work when you can play?. . .full-time play is not good for fallen man, does not build character.
     
  11. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    can one build character without working?
     
  12. Clare73

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    He must be doing something more than self-indulgence in pleasure.

    He needs to be practicing some form of discipline that takes him outside himself--education, serving others, etc.
     
  13. eleos1954

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    hmmmm ... just curious as I've been retired for quite sometime ;o)
     
  14. Clare73

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    There does come a time when we are no longer physically able to help ohers, but we can still pray for them.
     
  15. eleos1954

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    I'm still physically able .... I just enjoy staying home and messing around with crafts and home improvement projects and study the bible a lot.

    Is that wrong?
     
  16. Clare73

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    The question was regarding idleness and character in terms, in my mind, of working age adults.

    I think that ship has already sailed for you.
     
  17. throughfireytrial

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    Understand economics and what makes it run. People MUST work and produce goods and services. Even the Bible says, Any who would not work, neither shall he eat."
     
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    I venture that most billionaires, if not all, got wealthy building businesses which employ people, provide goods and services, etc.
    The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.
     
  19. eleos1954

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    Just because money would be given out does not mean people would not work and/or create things that could be sold/consumed. Sure there would be some .... just wondering what kind of an impact it would have .... would be interesting ;o)
     
  20. eleos1954

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    How many "billions" does one need? Yes, indeed He is maker of them all .... the bible also says this ...

    Matthew 19:24

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    And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
     
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