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  • #1694

    LARobert
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    Sorry Jon: I thought you as an administrator over the sight may be able to do what I was just a little too lazy to do. So here it goes,

    I’d like to hear comments about the Biblical verse below.

    [quote:2ozrux5w]it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of the needle than a rich man entering heaven[/quote:2ozrux5w]

    #8422

    Ron K
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    Okay as you wish MR. LARoberts:

    Simple – the rich person is rich and does not [u:2dqo7fqb][b:2dqo7fqb]usually[/b:2dqo7fqb][/u:2dqo7fqb] have the unfortunate’s welfare above his own but is more self-centered as he neither has the desire to love as Jesus said nor follow Scriptures such as
    2 Corinthians 4:18 – [color=red:2dqo7fqb]while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal[/color:2dqo7fqb]

    #8435

    visible
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    good day to All!!!

    Few days ago I attended the Mass. The reading was about Jesus saying to the disciples that it was easier for ‘the camel to enter the eye of the needle than a richman to enter…..’

    The priest explained that Jesus was aware of the environments at the time. Apparently, Jerusalem was built at the time in accordance to ‘protection and safety issues’.

    To avoid or prevent casualties, in case the enemies were to attack the people of Jerusalema, all the doors were to closed, except one entrance. The door of this ‘only one’ entrance was shaped like a needle eye. If the carmel was to go through this door, it would be okay, but if the rich person went through the same door, he would carried a lot of stuff, therefore could not go through because of the “stuff/baggages’ that he would carried with him.

    #8441

    Bernardine
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    [color=darkblue:ffeyeeh1]I am glad I will never have a lot of money. Nonetheless, the path is still narrow even for people who do not have a lot of money. Our time is now, so lets get our hands dirty in Christ’s work. [/color:ffeyeeh1]

    #8444

    LARobert
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    Good answers all. Anyone who visits Jerusalem and sees the wall around the old city will see the gate in the wall called in ancient times, “the eye of the needle.” The eye of the Needle was a very low gate, a man could walk through it, but a camel would have to have anything he was carrying removed from his back, get down on his knees and creep through it in an uncomfortable, position with his head bowed down. Not something camels enjoied but sometimes had to do when the other gates where closed for one reason or another.

    So too anyone attached to things of this world, money, property, pride, etc anyone who has places his worth on things of this world will not be barred from heaven, if they can humble themselves before God, do what He requires of us lay down anything that comes before God and His will, and get humble ourselves.

    #8482

    Carmelite
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    [quote:2aptazuu]Sorry Jon: I thought you as an administrator over the sight may be able to do what I was just a little too lazy to do. So here it goes,

    I’d like to hear comments about the Biblical verse below.

    [quote:2aptazuu]it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of the needle than a rich man entering heaven[/quote:2aptazuu][/quote:2aptazuu]

    I have read that “eye of the needle” was a very narrow gate that camels had a hard time passing through it.
    It was hard for the camels but not impossible.

    #8485

    LARobert
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    Yup, as in my prior comment, they could pass, but would have to have everything removed from their backs, and go through on their knees. So to a rich man, (anyone who places anything before God) must leave it aside, placing God first, and humble himself to come into the kingdom of heaven.

    So much for just saying “I believe” and being saved. One must live the Faith, not simply “claim it”

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