Tag Archives: material wealth

Filling the Void

Stop for a moment and focus. Listen to your heart. How empty must a man be to invest millions of dollars in a private island for which the sole purpose is getting away with child molestation? Perhaps we could understand … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 16:19-31

Jesus is still poking at the scribes and Pharisees. After hammering them for their insistence on perverting Moses to feed their idolatrous materialism, He points out how there was no way they could qualify for entrance into His Messianic Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 19:16-30

(Note: Having made a fresh study of this passage, my explanation will be different from what I’ve published in the past.) The passage begins with precisely the question this whole series has been addressing: Who shall enter into the Eternal … Continue reading

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Psalm 49

We should not assume that figurative language indicates actual belief. The Ancient Near Eastern civilizations as whole generally avoided discussing the afterlife because they made no pretense of understanding it. Instead, they relied on a range of confused metaphors to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 6

Solomon warns others that his position as the wealthiest man in the history of Israel is not enviable. Solomon had surely run across a great many people to whom God had granted great material wealth, but no ability to enjoy … Continue reading

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