Why dont wealthy Christians give up all their possessions & money to the poor like Jesus wants them to do?

It is a sin to be rich in Christianity. Jesus told rich men to sell their possessions and give to the poor and they will have treasure in Heaven. Why dont wealthy Christians do that? The bible says it is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god that for a camel to go through the eye of a needle which…

It is a sin to be rich in Christianity. Jesus told rich men to sell their possessions and give to the poor and they will have treasure in Heaven. Why dont wealthy Christians do that? The bible says it is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god that for a camel to go through the eye of a needle which is impossible.

Why do so many Christians ignore what is in their bibles?

Religions usually start out being for the poor and down-trodden. Then, if they are successful, they quickly become props for the status quo. The verses you are referring to are a relic of the first part of this process, and are not relevant to the second part. Therefore, they are ignored.

How rich is too rich? Richer than you? Richer than Romney? Bill Gates? Richer than even a televangelist? (Thats pretty rich.) Everyone has their own definition of rich. It usually becomes the point of resentment right about how much they dont have at the moment…..

When the rapture comes and/or when we are all murdered from being persecuted for our belief in Jesus Christ–whichever—all those riches Christians have now will become available to you. Im sure there will be a few televangelists left behind/alive to fight you for it, tho. (Dont let them win! They cheat!)

Dont worry. All those people, whoever they are, who think being rich is better than being godly? This is all there is for them, so theyd better enjoy being rich now, while they can. Feel better? You see, no matter who you are, its what you do with the knowledge of what hand gave you those riches that will matter in the end. The desire for gain at the expense of others is the root of all evil. Not the gain. Lots of people forget this. Even people who call themselves Christian.

Jesus did not carry forth antagonistic to wealth or amassing wealth. the priority with too a lot funds is, for some human beings this is by no skill sufficient. whats the point of operating and attempting to extra ideal your situations if there is not any pay-off or reward? yet then you have those that paintings for the sake of materialism. What Jesus DID want human beings to do is voluntarily provide, provide in many situations, and elements sacrifically. The extra funds one has, the extra they could provide or do with it. They get rewarded in different concepts, no longer unavoidably economic. notwithstanding, if human beings extremely want to help the negative, you get in there the position they stay and freshen up their backyard, paint the interior their residing house, %. nutrients boxes at a church or serve nutrients at a project. Writing a verify once a month is solid, notwithstanding this is from time to time extra ideal to be a servant immediately. Edit: Wayf, Jesus become complicated the wealthy guy to provide up his riches and keep on with him, from time to time all of us is called to do precisely that. many situations a promising youthful health practitioner is going to spend various years in a jungle to help the those that stay there. It wasnt the guys riches that were protecting him out of Heaven, it become the guys resistance to giving up each little thing he owned that become the priority.

Examples: dont want to be poor, ignore that being rich a sin. Dont like feeling unworthy, forget that pride is a sin. Dont respect women, theyre just made from men anyway so are basically a mans property. Dont like gay people, Jesus said a man shouldnt lay with another man.

He said I came to give you life and more abundantly. He does not want us to give up everything we have but He does want us to help those who do not have as much as we have( you will know them by their fruit). I cant speak for everyone but I am not rich but I am comfortable and I do give a lot to help those in need. I buy groceries for people who have to choose between bills and food. I am a member of Paint This Town Red who help rebuild homes in our community for people with limited income or special needs children. My church also does Praise in The Park where we feed everyone free of charge. We go to different towns all over the Texas Panhandle and feed people. You dont have to give up all of your money to help others. Being rich/comfortable is not the sin, being greedy with what you do have is the sin. I am willing to help anyone who comes through my door and asks for help.

Christianity is a 2000 + year Conspiracy. Its a religious system designed for mind control through the use of authoritative indoctrination for the purpose of social control……jesus never existed. there is not one shred of evidence he ever existed that was not proven to be a hoax……there are 3000 protestant bibles, and that is just the beginning…lol……its a conspiracy by emperors, and royal families for centuries

Because its much easier to claim those words werent meant for them. Theyll claim they arent rich, or that God was the one who blessed them with what they have, or any number of excuses to do anything but give up what they have.

Jesus knew how attached people get to earthly things. Everyone does. And giving it up is hard…

The FACT is, you can find dozens upon dozens of verses in the Bible that tell you that having lots of things on earth is BAD, and only a few, very precious few, to tell you that there is anything positive at all to be gained with earthly riches.I am not wealthy says the guy who has comforts and posessions that anyone in Jesus day could not even dream of.

Im not wealthy so no dog in your fight.. but you should study the scriptures if youa re going to insist they say what they do not say.. Jesus does not tell Christians to give up their wealth.. he does tell one particular man to give his money to the poor it is not instructions to everyone.

I dont ignore whats in the bible…I understand it. Jesus does NOT say it is a sin to be wealthy, actually He calls poverty a curse.

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