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.
The key is a question: Why? Without understanding why (where various paths are available for realization), one may acknowledge this passage, yet, never actually care about, or learn (or live) the message – as (a cored) truth. Thus, for most of them, those who do not righteously seek, and those whose silver-spooned existence since birth has deprived (both by choice and obscured nature) even their imaginations of what the burdens are, of what those burdens lead to for the poor, their paths are essentially predestined in opposition – to discovery, to the answers.
In further exemplification, the latter denials (still) serve to fulfill the most destructive self-serving delusions (and repercussions):
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all
them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew
the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them
that sold doves,
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
In the present, a “rich” “den of thieves” persists in maliciously premeditated mockery – but not only in “house[s] of prayer”; for now, their soullessly hoaxed ideology (as if a religion in itself) has been firmly planted (“that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”) in media and coordinated governmental campaigns worldwide. To them, as they believe, their time has come. To those on the outside (of earthly mansions), watching, suffering, and rising (spiritually), many know that this very history was written of – thousands of years ago. While witnessing the onslaught, their beliefs and convictions (in sacred justifications) will also never falter through these prophesied progressions: “out of great tribulation,” “Here is the patience and the faith” – “in their foreheads” (though, at certain times of calling and duty, also written on their sleeves).
Bill Moyers: The Resurrection of Ralph Reed
“Reed was being paid millions to dupe his fellow Christians.”
SENATOR KENT CONRAD: “Did you, Mr. Abramoff, you and your partner, your colleague, Mr. Scanlon, give $4 million to Ralph Reed?”
JACK ABRAMOFF: Senator, I respectfully evoke the privileges previously stated.”
“Again they turned to Ralph Reed, who said he could use his Christian connections to stir up the religious folk in Texas to oppose the new casinos. And once again, Reed didn’t tell his fellow Christians he was actually working for gambling interests right next door in Louisiana. Abramoff’s partner Mike Scanlon informed the Coushatta that paying Reed was crucial to success in Texas:
Email of MICHAEL SCANLON: “Simply put we want to bring out the wackos …The wackos get their information from the Christian right, Christian radio, the internet, and telephone trees.”
“He had double-crossed his trusted followers and made them pawns in a power game. But it isn’t necessarily a criminal offense to be a phony. A false prophet out to make a profit.”
ADVERTISEMENT: Ralph Reed took millions from convicted felon, Jack Abramoff, to help casinos. And reed worked with Abramoff to deny women and children legal protection from sweatshops in the Marianna Islands, a U.S. Territory – even though our government warned that women on the islands were subjected to forced abortions and children were coerced into prostitution. Ralph Reed, his values are for sale.
Ayn Rand and the Right’s Moment of Truth
Theodore Roosevelt: “To remain neutral in the face of evil is to serve evil.”
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[…] The poor: “The riches I have received are more than you may ever know, for your service is to the prince itself! What do you know of me, those like me, or those before me? Nothing! You could never know in your vein, for your wisdom and soul has as good as been sold. Continue this path, and afterward, when we are given every treasure, you will surely see that your corruption left you with Nothing. We may die, while being (physically) tortured and tormented (since the most cowardly resorts to this after not being able to win in Spiritual battles). But, without ever having taken any numbers, we will live forever after – in Peace, Love and Freedom. For those like you, we can pray. But, once in His Judgment, there will be no sway.” […]
Being Rich Wrecks Your Soul. We Used to Know That.
The idea that wealth is morally perilous has an impressive philosophical and religious pedigree. Ancient Stoic philosophers railed against greed and luxury, and Roman historians such as Tacitus lay many of the empire’s struggles at the feet of imperial avarice. Confucius lived an austere life. The Buddha famously left his opulent palace behind. And Jesus didn’t exactly go easy on the rich, either — think camels and needles, for starters.
By God, and in the name of Jesus Christ, thank you Charles Mathewes and Evan Sandsmark for writing/publishing this historical article. In these (grotesquely dark) times, may we eventually see more and more of such shared Truth rise to exponential forefronts.
All Sides (One Goal)
The Deep State and Poverty: “In reality its worst atrocities are committed right out in the open [and, keeping the lowly masses impoverished has been a key element – centuries before it was called a Deep State].” Since before the Romans peak, “Poverty itself [was always] a weapon of the powerful.” Matthew 19:24 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.