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JBoy9028
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JBoy9028

Context people, The passage is about as a Christian your focus cannot be on worldly possessions. It is alright to have money, it cannot be your sole focus. You cannot place your financial success or anything in your life over top of God and his teachings. If money is the deciding factor on preventing you from doing good will, you are failing as a Christian. Yes this is insanely difficult, I have this same issue of letting go of control. I know God has it under control, but I am too scared to completely relinquish control. I have to work on that.

Pixel_64
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Pixel_64

What if said rich man worked very very hard for his ludicrous money

Agape92
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Agape92

You’re a low-key moron, huh?

Alopaden
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Alopaden

I’ve said for years that the early church was a communist society.

Crusader85001
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Crusader85001

Heck off, commie

UltimateWOMD
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UltimateWOMD

To properly understand this verse you have to understand what is meant by a ‘needle’s eye’.

Beercorn1
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Beercorn1

Is this seriously what r/dankchristianmemes is?

Communists and radical leftists trying to force Christ into their box? No wonder this sub has had issues with over-usage of profanity and racial slurs in the past, judging from the stickied posts. Looks like I’ve found another “Christian” subreddit to avoid.

BrotherAtxmic
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BrotherAtxmic

Fun fact: the eye of the needle was in fact a gate into the city, which a camel could not get through by taking off all of its belongings
Edit: not 100 % sure if this is true but I’m pretty sure it is

P4TR10T_96
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P4TR10T_96

This was actually a common phrase Rabbi would use. It meant “this is only possible through God,” not “is entirely impossible.”

TheMemeImprover
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TheMemeImprover

Jesus smoked weed ok

ExodusMe
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ExodusMe

Jesus taught that stealing was bad, therefore, private property is an innate human right.

*Entire communist theory falls to shambles*

scronch3
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scronch3

Jesus was monarchist, not a communist.

Franz_Luther
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Franz_Luther

The party of Pharasies is back and in full force I see.

Zehennagel
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Zehennagel

woaw such stupid philosophy fortunatly almost nobody thinks that.

Pariahdog119
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Pariahdog119

Everyone’s arguing about what economic/political ideology Jesus had, and missing the point that Jesus’ entire message was apolitical. When he says to give your money to the poor, he doesn’t mean vote for a politician who promises to tax the rich and redistribute wealth; he means

#give

#your

#money

#to

#the

#poor

innerpeice
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innerpeice

Communism murdered 100 million people. Marx knew this would happen said it was inevitable, and you must also know nothing of the philosophy ( obviously) and nothing about basic history.
Y’all M*****F*****rs need Jesus.

TinVeigh
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TinVeigh

No Jesus was a staunch monarchist stop trying to tie your 20th century trash ideologies to what is unchanging.

His father’s kingdom is the only thing that matters

El__Trumpo
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El__Trumpo

Everyone arguing when its pretty obvious:

##PRIVATE CHARITY

Nothing through force, and its gotta be humble not obvious

30Dirtybumbeads
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30Dirtybumbeads

Community action and charity is not the same as communism. Individual acts over government intervention.

__BIOHAZARD___
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__BIOHAZARD___

In my view, this passage is focusing on how often people put money before God. It’s not wrong to have money, but if your sole focus is on obtaining wealth, or having your security being in wealth, then you will miss the kingdom of God.

ijustwantanapple
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ijustwantanapple

That’s why you make a Testament. Once you die all your money goes away and you’re broke.

TheyCalledMeParvulus
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TheyCalledMeParvulus

Or in Acts of the Apostles when all Christians had to sell everything they owned and give the money to the apostles who distributed them after needs

Arachnobaticman
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Arachnobaticman

Not Communism. Communism calls for the forced redistribution of assets rather than voluntary charity. People also don’t seem to like getting the whole picture on this one by reading Mark.

>And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, **Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!** (Mark 10:23-24)

Obviously it’s going to be impossible for someone to enter the kingdom of God if they’re trusting in riches rather than Jesus Christ.

Natetendo83
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Natetendo83

He wasn’t even remotely a communist. He wasn’t even remotely anything when it came to politics (outside of “render to Cesar what is Cesar’s”), his message was apolitical.

Also why do people always leave out the next couple verses here:

>26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

>27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

The rich can enter the kingdom of God with the help of God. The purpose of this passage isn’t to show that having wealth is wrong, but that having wealth won’t earn you your salvation.

DannyTyler95
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DannyTyler95

Context: in ancient Jewish society, Rich men were considered blessed by God for their obedirnce. So if a man was rich, he was seen as righteous by his peers.
Jesus was simply stating here that righteousness wasn’t enough to enter heaven.

Blue_and_Light
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Blue_and_Light

That’s not communism, though.

Jesus was about compassion, recognizing and caring for the marginalized. Someone who ties their identity in being wealthy will have a hard time acknowledging and caring about the needs of the poor because that is ultimately a self-destructive reckoning.

Adhi_Sekar
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Adhi_Sekar

“Lord I only have 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes”

Jesus: “*We* only have 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes…..”

pglorvigen085
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pglorvigen085

“Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:26-27‬