originally posted by: graphuto
a reply to: Akragon
Sure He did. Take the story of the rich young ruler.
Young ruler says to Jesus that he has followed ALL of the commandments. Jesus basically says to him : Oh, you think your works can save you? You're
perfect? Then sell EVERYTHING that you have, give it to the poor, and follow me.
We know from scripture that selling all of your goods isn't necessary for salvation. Lots of Biblical characters were VERY wealthy, and still
Oh dear... You're so wrapped up in Pauls teaching you actually believe Jesus taught Faith alone??
You poor soul...
Lets have a look shall we?
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
Jesus said sell your possessions and follow me... His possessions were not necessary...
Learning from Jesus was necessary... and what did Jesus teach?
WORKS OF THE SPIRIT... giving without expecting anything in return...
Forgiving... even those who do not deserve it...
Compassion... empathy... Peaceful resolutions... MERCY!! etc etc...
IF one has Faith in him, They do as he asked...
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the
Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with
the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Give up your Paulian thought and come to his words... HE is the way...
Paul is a fraud...
edit on 3-10-2014 by Akragon because: (no reason given)