The New Testament: Communism or Capitalism? (via Reddit)

“And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.”  (Acts 2:44-45)

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  (Matthew 6:24 (and Luke 16:13))

“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.”  (Mark 10:21)

“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.”  (Matthew 19:24)

“And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'”  (Luke 12:15)

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  1. … but one of the enduring characteristics of current Christianity in America has become the “prosperity gospel” that is being shared… I just have to wonder where in the scripture the purveyors of such drivel get their information..?


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