The Four Gospels Harmonized and Translated Volume 1-2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...You see that it is true, as I have said, that the kingdom of God belongs to the poor, that you cannot serve God and mammon. It is utterly impossible for him who has possessions to enter into the kingdom of God. The disciples were frightened. But he said to them, It is impossible for him who has possessions to enter into the kingdom of G'od; it is easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle, than for him who has possessions to enter into the kingdom of God. They were frightened more than ever, and they said, How is this possible? But he said, Judging in human fashion it is impossible, but judging according to the spirit, according to God, it is not only possible, but you cannot even think differently. No parable, it seems, has given its interpreters more trouble than this one. This is what the church says (pp. 352 and 355): If thou wilt be perfect: Such a man as for the acquisition of the eternal life has nothing unfinished, nothing lacking, lor whom there are no obstacles to overcome in order to obtain eternal life. Go and sell that thou hast, etc.: The young man boasts of having kept the commandments of the law. Now the law demanded that he should love his neighbour as himself, and that he should love the Lord his God more than all. The Lord says to the young man that if he really has gained such love or wishes to gain it, if he loves and wants to love God and his neighbour as the law demands, he must devote to God and to his neighbour both himself and everything which he has, consequently also his wealth. Sell your possessions, distribute them to the poor, and follow me. Follow me: Be my disciple. Thou shall have treasure in heaven: Such is the reward for this exploit. Jesus commands the youth to leave his wealth, showing him that he...
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