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Offline WPM

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Christians are Poor?
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:12:28 AM »
Why are most Christians typically characterized as "poor" ... All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 11:19:45 AM »
What do you mean? There are many christians who are not poor.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 11:32:07 AM »
I don't make enough money $
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 11:36:37 AM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 11:48:00 AM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?

Yea, its generally stuff like that I don't understand. Its not a very good money strategy
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 11:52:18 AM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?

Yea, its generally stuff like that I don't understand. Its not a very good money strategy

There are only two ways to have enough money: make more, or spend less.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?

Yea, its generally stuff like that I don't understand. Its not a very good money strategy

Nowadays you can probably find folks who will pay you lots of money to let them torture and murder you.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
Not at all. Some Christians in Book of Act, like Cornelius  were quite rich. However, they did not use the money to satisfy their need or have a luxurious life. Insteaad. They use the money to support the Church and help the poor.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 12:26:52 PM »
Why are most Christians typically characterized as "poor" ... All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 05:22:43 PM »
Why are most Christians typically characterized as "poor" ... All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

Camels + eyes of needles = ???


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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 05:23:55 PM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?

Yea, its generally stuff like that I don't understand. Its not a very good money strategy

There are only two ways to have enough money: make more, or spend less.


I need to make about $1500 dollars per month not just $900 ...
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 05:37:16 PM »
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 06:46:06 PM »
maybe this thread will help:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,45574.0.html

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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 07:24:43 PM »
Why are most Christians typically characterized as "poor" ... All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

Camels + eyes of needles = ???


... ???   



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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 07:48:38 PM »
All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

What stuff? The 'you will be persecuted, jailed, put to death for me' bit?

Yea, its generally stuff like that I don't understand. Its not a very good money strategy

Nowadays you can probably find folks who will pay you lots of money to let them torture and murder you.

What does finances have to do with torture and murder? ...
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 08:07:59 PM »
give all your money to the poor, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013, 08:10:21 PM »
What does finances have to do with torture and murder? ...

a lot actually. finances have caused a great deal of suffering, torture and murder throughout history.
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Re: Christians are Poor?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 08:19:48 PM »
Why are most Christians typically characterized as "poor" ... All that stuff in the Bible and yet we have no money.

Camels + eyes of needles = ???


... ???   



"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for an oisher to enter into the Malchut HaShomayim." - Mattityahu 19:24


Malchut HaShomayim = Jesus' Kingdom ?
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