Stupid Bible Stories part 157 – Sell All Your Stuff

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poorLuke 18:18-23 KJV
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

It is often very easy to see that Christians don’t actually believe the crap they spew.  If you really and truly believed eternity was at stake, you wouldn’t care about this life a bit.  So following what Jesus says ought to be simple.

Ever see a Christian follow this one?  I’ve heard of Buddhists doing it.  There were orders of Monks that did.  But both only did it when they were entering into a group that would protect them from their own stupidity.  No one does it now.

This thing doesn’t even make sense.  You would die if you just up and did it on your own.  You don’t help the poor by making more poor.  That doesn’t do anything for anyone.  Honestly, I can’t imagine worse advice here.

But still….eternity.  If I really believed that Jesus was God I’d have to go with it.  I really crappy 50 years (if you made it that long) vs. an eternity of bliss is a pretty simple trade.  So Christians, tell me again how you believe this?

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