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Yoda posted a topic in The BibleBible commentators point out that this isn't a universal command, but was directed solely to the rich young ruler. This man wanted to be one of the Lord's disciples, but was turned away because he was unwilling to give up all of his money. Rather, the point is that Christians must be willing to sacrifice anything and everything they have that's demanded of them if they wish for salvation, which is greater than any temporary earthly pleasure (i.e. Matthew 13:44-46). This could be possessions, and/or sinful desires or practices which are condemned in scripture. But hypothetically, if God spoke to you today and said "You must sell everything you own and give all the money to the poor" what would you do? Assume for the sake of this thread that God definitely spoke those words to you (i.e. don't say "I'd assume it was all in my head"). Or even if it wasn't "sell everything and give all the money to the poor" but rather "Sell all your personal belongings and give to the poor, and donate three quarters of your money, but you may keep your house?" I would hope to love and fear the Lord more than anything, but I'd be unsure as to what to do in the first example. Because after you sell and give away everything, are you supposed to just live on the street and beg for money for the rest of your life? Nevertheless, I would feel I had to do something to meet the command because we need to obey God.
ManaX posted a topic in The Christian Debate RoomSo I came upon this page which basically states that some bibles (many) downplay or outright change some of the words in the bible. Do you think as christians we should only be read the King James Version (KJV)? Here's the website: http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html