Do you beleive in god?
Sorry I own a computer and a car and according to Jesus:
Jesus made a number of very clear statements about money and wealth in the Bible. For example:
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Money.
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?
Matt 13: 22
The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
The message is clear. If you want to follow Jesus, you need to "sell your possessions and give to the poor." It is a very simple message, and easy to do. Have you done it? The fact that you are reading this page would indicate that you have not. Chances are you own a computer, pay for an Internet connection every month, live in a home or apartment, have a car, etc. In other words, you live a life at a level of wealth unimaginable in Jesus' time. Meanwhile, billions of people on the planet live in startling, abject poverty.
Why don't you sell everything and follow Jesus, as he requests in the Bible? The reason is simple: Jesus and God are imaginary, and you know it. If Jesus were real, you would do what he says.
Take this quote from the Bible. In Matthew 7:7 Jesus says:
Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
The impossibility of God is visible here as well. Based on Jesus' statement, let's assume that you are a child and you are starving in Ethiopia. You pray for food. What would you expect to happen based on Jesus' statement? If God exists as an all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful parent -- a "father in heaven" -- you would expect God to deliver food to you. In fact, the child should not have to pray. Normal parents provide food to their children without their children having to beg for it. Yet, strangely, on planet Earth today we find tens of millions of people dying of starvation every year.
Another way to approach the impossibility of God is to think about the concept of omniscience. If God is omniscient, then it means that he knows every single thing that happens in the universe, both now and infinitely into the future. Do you have free will in such a universe? Clearly not. God knows everything that will happen to you. Therefore, the instant you were created, God knows whether you are going to heaven or hell. To create someone knowing that that person will be damned to hell for eternity is the epitome of evil.
Yes I believe in God, in the Trinity.
Misrepresenting what the verses mean is easy when you take them out of context. And by the by, most of us do give to the needy. Hey, I'm needy myself, but I still manage to give weekly to the children's shelter in Bangor Maine, and I volunteer. No I haven't sold all of my possessions, and yes I have a computer, which I use for work. I haven't sold them because I am not a bachelor without children, which is who he was speaking to in the verse.
God does not need to be proved. You will learn soon enough one way or another. Fighting others to get them to dismiss their savior is not the way to prove your point. Be content to wait until you find out for yourself.
Yes, I do. I honestly don't have the energy to refute all the arguments above (it's bed-time in the UK!) but they are interesting thoughts. I think torikeene has already shown that intelligent people can read the Bible and interpret it differently to those who think it makes no sense. If anyone really wants to ask me why I disagee with the interpretations of the verses above, please can they wait until tomorrow?
I have many strong beliefs first I believe a old friend in elemetary school is god, I see a lot of visions on how he created this life.I also believe that all human beings are god and they made this.and I believe in some sort of spiritual god and jesus christ.by the way I just dont know who made this first.all greatest beings I've met in life.
YES God is so good to me and I know that there is no possibel way that Jesus blessing my life could ever be mistaken as a coincedence or luck. look around at the world the babies, people, plants, animals, you'll realise there is no way there's not :) I'll be praying God reveals him self to you specially.
I'm still discovering what I believe in as I get older - part of me does believe there is a god though and I respect everyones opinions on the subject.
Of course I do. But I don't attend church or read the bible but I pray and I know that there is a place we all go when we die.
You bet I do - He loved us enough to provide a WAY for us to have a home in Heaven - through Jesus - John 3 : 16.
I believe in god, but not religon. I feel religons are kinda like cults in a way.
umm well apart of me still does but im getting to not belivein him at all
God is Great :]
Don't you believe in Him?
yes but I know out there is a lot of people who dont.
I believe in Him with all my heart!!! :)
with everything I have.
I most definitly do!
Hell no. Pitiful.
nope im athiest
yes I do!