Which would you rather have...............

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    Matthew 19:24,Matthew 21:31,Mark 9:47,Mark 10:14,John 3:5 NASB - Again I say to you it is easier for a - Bible Gateway

    Okay.........so now we know how Yeshua felt about it, as well as have various places in the Bible where it shows how God took a personal interest in certain people because of their faith and trust in Him, so which would you rather have.............

    A) You would have a connection to God much like Jacob and Abraham did, but you'd never make more than 20,000/year.

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    B) You would be fabulously wealthy and rich, but you'd also be an atheist.

    Which would you rather have?
     
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    BTW..........fwiw, I'd choose A.
     
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    Hmm..........maybe everyone is too afraid to list their choices, because they don't want to show their true selves on here.
     
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    ABS?.....in both scenarios does God actually exist?......if so i will go with no 1.....if you knew there was a God and you spit in his face regardless just to be wealthy,then that person would be a fool......
     
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    Given the scenario # 1 who wouldn't? eternity is a long time.
     
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    Actually, in the one where you're poor, God demonstrates His love for you by taking care of you with what you need, but not necessarily what you want.

    In the second one, you're too wrapped up in yourself, that even if God did intervene in your life, you'd discount it as "coincidence".

    Which...........if you think about it..........is kinda what is going on today.
     
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    I'd rather do like the passage says and be wealthy and rich my whole life but leave it all to others when I die as I won't take my wealth to the kingdom of God.
     
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    There is no reference in what Yeshua taught that said you could be wealthy and then give things away to get into Heaven.

    The true intent of what Yeshua said was that if you're rich, you're too wrapped up in getting more stuff for yourself, which means that you look for God and think about Him less, because you're thinking mostly about yourself.
     
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    There is no refernce in what Yeshua taught that said you couldn't be wealthy as long as you give that wealth away throughout your life voluntarily.
     
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    That would be my reaction also.
     

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