Suffering is to Christianity what Vodka is to Russia. (and before anyone starts wondering why I used Vodka as an analogy,maybe its because I watched Eastern Promises last nite,and the movie is still on my mind)
It's not that he will take away all your possessions or your attachments. It's that all your possessions and all your attachments are what take you away from God.
If there is a God--no matter what name he takes on, may it be Christ, Jesus, Krishna, or Apollo--what we do know is that he represents something selfless and that means not holding on to such material things (I wish I could convince my dad that but it's too late for him).
But that is not what Jesus was saying in Matthew 19. Here's the verse before it, verse 23 "Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven."
We all fall short of the Glory of God, however were are supposed to walk as closely as we can. So the answer to your question is yes, I realize that the Christian life isn't trouble free. Look at Job was he trouble free?
I have enjoyed many "debates" with folks here on the Hub, but in the long run, its seems those that believe still believe and those that don't still don't. Why is this?Could it be, Christians, that we...
We know that we will be better off if we forgive all of those things and and all of those people that have caused us pain....In this thread, ask for or give forgiveness. You don't have to give specific in details if you...
I always observe that if we talk of our own beliefs, some attact or criticize and it is hard for us that someone step down on our belief...later, creates disagreement and may lead to war as we knew it in world history.