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vlyons

(10,252 posts)
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:22 PM Sep 2020

Never ceases to amuse me that "Christian" Republicans are ignorant about Jesus' teaching on money

Oh they know the "Render unto Caesar" bit. But how many ever contemplated:

Acts2:44-45 "All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need."

Matthew 19:21 "Jesus told him, "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."

Not that early Christians were communists. But they did live communally.

BTW: It was Judas, who carried the money bag during Jesus ministry. John 12:6 "He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it."



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Never ceases to amuse me that "Christian" Republicans are ignorant about Jesus' teaching on money (Original Post) vlyons Sep 2020 OP
Ignorant is right for sure. LakeArenal Sep 2020 #1
They Faux pas Sep 2020 #2
What never ceases to amuse /me/ is the syncretism they engage in... JHB Sep 2020 #3
And those aren't the only ones. He is quoted iver and leftyladyfrommo Sep 2020 #4
They are not ignorant on this subject... Ferrets are Cool Sep 2020 #5
They are not Christians, they are heretics, Calvinism is not Christian DSandra Sep 2020 #6
Yes, they know the "render unto Caesar".... Xolodno Sep 2020 #7
Render onto Caesar sanatanadharma Sep 2020 #8

JHB

(37,185 posts)
3. What never ceases to amuse /me/ is the syncretism they engage in...
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:40 PM
Sep 2020

...blending Christianity, nationalism, and extreme libertarian capitalism even as they decry ecumenicism as a kind of syncretism that pulls the faithful away from "true" Christianity.

Especially since while Christianity gets the most lip service, it's the one that loses when it comes into conflict with the other two.

Ferrets are Cool

(21,154 posts)
5. They are not ignorant on this subject...
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:02 PM
Sep 2020

there isn't a christian alive who doesn't know the "camel and the eye of a needle" scripture. They are willfully blind when it comes to scripture they don't agree with. Hell, they don't even bother with the Ten Commandments anymore and instead use Jesus's "saving grace" as and excuse to commit sins.

DSandra

(1,006 posts)
6. They are not Christians, they are heretics, Calvinism is not Christian
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:09 PM
Sep 2020

And their views of money come from Calvinism

Xolodno

(6,467 posts)
7. Yes, they know the "render unto Caesar"....
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:25 PM
Sep 2020

...but what baffles me, why don't they understand it? It's about fucking TAXES. Rome wants to tax you....pay the damn tax.

sanatanadharma

(3,820 posts)
8. Render onto Caesar
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:30 PM
Sep 2020

Jesus as a know-er of truth understood that we miss the mark when mixing up the worldly-temporal with the constant-transcendent.

It is as though true that God needs nothing from the creation and we need to stop using God to justify godlessness.

God is a widely used, often abused but rarely defined word.
Small wonder the godless good guys tear their hair when confronting hypocrisy within theology.

Politics is morality and ethics; it is a difficult science.

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