Please read the following extracts from the Holy Bible, unchanging, perfect words of the Almighty Creator of the Universe, Yahweh, God, He who is I Am.
If you happen to be a Christian, I have some question that follow.
19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
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.
19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
10:25 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.
10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake
18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
My questions are:
1. If Jesus Christ, son of the almighty creator of the universe, your God, has said, explicitly, that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven:
a) Why are there so many rich Christians?
b) How can prosperity theology (also known as prosperity doctrine, the health and wealth gospel, or the prosperity gospel) even exist?
c) How can Christians pray for material things, ever?
d) How do Christians tolerate people like Benny Hinn and Rodney Howard-Browne who, quite frankly, are filthy, stinking rich?
2. If Jesus Christ, son of the almighty creator of the universe, your God, has said, to be perfect, you should sell everything you own and give the proceeds to the poor:
a) Why is every Christian in the world not doing this?
b) Eternity is a long time, presumably more important that a hundred years; if you truly, honestly believe 100% in Jesus Christ, why are you not following your God’s suggestions and selling everything you own right now?
The one thing about Christians (and other religionuts in general) that disturbs me the most is how they piously mumble about their personal relationship with their God, how God is important, how they worship God but they a) don’t follow his explicit instructions and b) don’t devote everything they have, 100% to this deity.
Surely if this God you claim to worship is real and you’re here on earth earning your eternal place in paradise and you actually firmly believe all of this, obeying and devoting everything you have to your God must surely be the single most important thing in the world. Nothing could be more important, not your wife, not your family and not your children.
Why then, Christians, do a billion of you act like it isn’t?
If you actually, genuinely believed the Bible and what Jesus Christ said in it, you would bloody well do as your God suggests and sell everything you have and give to the poor. You wouldn’t, for example, have an iPhone or a Macbook Pro. You wouldn’t go on overseas holidays and you sure as hell wouldn’t be trying to get rich.
Christians say they believe but conveniently forget the inconvenient and unpleasant bits of what they believe.
I believe Gandhi said it best:
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.