Sell your possessions and give to the poor. (Luke 12:33)
You cannot serve God and Money. (Matthew 6:24)
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. (Matthew 6:19)
No believer claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. There were no needy persons among them. (Acts 4:32, 34)
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. (Luke 18:25)
If you’re a Biblical literalist in possession of one more penny than you strictly need, then you’re not doing it right.
But let us go out on a limb, and guess that you’ll find these words of the Bible open for interpretation. (Either that, or—dare we imagine it?—we’ve finally found a way to replace the usual Bible-spouting fundie protestations with the blessed sound of crickets.)
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