Thursday, February 21, 2008

Matthew, chapter 25

14 "For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them."
So having slaves was quite ok for the Jews.
29 "For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away."
Jesus would be the ideal candidate for the Republican Party with speeches like this.
30 "Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
So much for Christian compassion then ...
31 "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne."
So the Son on Man will be coming on a flying throne? Now that must be quite a show!
34 "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me;I was in prison, and you came to Me.'"
So it's good deeds that qualify your for Heaven? That contradicts later concepts where the belief in Jesus as God has become a prerequisite ...