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  •  He said that was necessary only... (0+ / 0-)

    to be perfect. That's not to say that the rich cannot go to Heaven.

    Poverty is an evangelical counsel, not a requirement.

    •  camel - eye of needle - impossibility. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by bobdevo on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 10:08:04 PM PDT

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      •  Hyperbole. He used it all the time. (0+ / 0-)

        Read the rest of the Gospel. That is, unless you wish to go on believing Jesus also taught us that we should literally hate our mother and our father...

        Besides the fact that Jesus didn't teach that, it also doesn't stand to reason: there is no sin per se in being rich, and so nothing preventing a rich man from entering the Kingdom of Heaven.

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