Oct. 25, 2011

The Rich Young Man

From The Uncommon Criminal by Kyle De Wolf (author's profile)

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The Rich Young Man
Kyle De Wolf

Capitalism is anti-Christian.
Jesus told a rich young man,
"If you would be perfect,
Go and sell all your possessions,
Give the money to the poor,
And you will have riches in heaven.
The come follow me."

He did not tell the rich young man,
"Work hard and save your money."
He did not tell the rich young man,
"Invest your money wisely."
He did not tell the rich young man,
Giving all that money to the poor
Would make them lazy and dependent,
Nor did he make any distinction
Between the deserving and undeserving poor.

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lru Posted 7 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 10 months ago   Favorite
Just read your post "The Rich Young Man". Beautiful! Thank you!

You wrote:

"... if we simply did as Jesus taught, there would be no need for government."

Amen.

I'd go so far as to say that if we did as Jesus taught, government would also have no power. It would be toothless. For besides the fact that there would be no reason to bear the sword, there would be no one even willing to bear it.

For we'd be living in the Kingdom of God that Jesus preached.

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