The rich shall be lost in Hell

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    ...according to Jesus Christ.

    Those who are held up as the greatest of figures under the auspices of the Capitalist system. Those captains of industries, the millionaire presidents and financiers; iconic media moguls and the brightest stars of entertainment royalty are, according to the Christian doctrine, esteemed least in the eyes of God:

    "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

    Every rich man is also a lover of their wealth, for it is this quality (the love of mammon) which constitutes the driving force behind their entrepreneurial endeavours, and indeed the very framework of the profit system in which Humanity now laments.

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    "And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God."
    Luke 6:20

    And who is rich? If one defines being ‘rich’ as having an unequal balance of wealth and also that in God’s all seeing eyes comparisons work not only on a local and national level, but also on an international footing then the parameters of judgement are wide indeed for inhabitants of the1st World.

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    Those who wallow in splendour amidst a sea of want, an ocean of exploitation and a backdrop of need are an affront to all that is true and decent. Surely they have had their reward in this life and have no place amongst the children of Heaven?

    I reopen the question http://www.usmessageboard.com/religion-and-ethics/74124-will-the-rich-be-lost-in-hell.html, debated recently on USMessageboard, for more enlightened commentary of the righteous masses that peruse the pages of this virtual place.

    "A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."
    Proverbs 11:1
     
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    Great. Another lunatic using the bible to support communism.
     
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    Del, nice use of "Z", conveys all the condescension without the bother of actually saying anything. By the way, is that the responsibility of a moderator on this board? Being a contrary jerk, or is that just something you like, humiliating people and paying USMB for it? I know, I'm an idiot. Yes, I am, yes sir. And you? You like to lord it over everyone just how bloody smart you are ! Bang up job, sweetpea, makes me proud to be on this board.
     
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    Looks like you'll be surrounded by millionaires.:lol:
     
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    Let me refer you to what Jesus says after Matthew 19:24.

    Matthew Chp. 19 NKJV

    25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

    26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

    27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”

    28 So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[k] or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

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    In effect, it is impossible for men to enter Heaven whether they are rich or not, as "all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God."

    But with God, all things are possible, which is evidenced by the forgiveness that Christ offers to men.
     
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    Quatermass, do you believe in the whole Word or just a portion of the Word of God?
     
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    Why would he refer to that passage to support communism? Far more rational would be reference to the apostles' practice of libertarian communism as described in the book of Acts.
     
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    It was only a matter of time until someone from the mises.org Caucus decided to pipe in with their two cents. No matter. You are incorrect. Libertarianism originated as a philosophy of French anarcho-socialists, the term "libertarian" being used to circumvent French anti-anarchist laws. For instance, you'll find that the first usage of the term "libertarian" in print was in an 1857 letter of the French anarcho-communist Joseph Dejacque. Conversely, the U.S. "Libertarian" Party has only existed since the early 1970's, which effectively means that anarcho-socialists were using the term more than a century before its misappropriation. Moreover, your usage of the term "communism" is also apparently an inaccurate reference to state capitalism, so you should be really be more careful about projecting your ideological misconceptions onto a noble school of thought.
     

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