Okay. I do expect a bit more debate somewhere.
Please do not be afraid to question me.
I want to answer questions and help you find in the scripture where all this is.
I told you I spoke to the Lord a few weeks ago and people asked lots of questions.
I answered them fairly and learned about myself doing it.
I took what I learned and applied it to my life.
I told you before, the only thing that changed was my respect for not eating pork, an understanding of the linens that we were told to wear, and my understanding that the very act of smoking marijuana was a sin.
I had a good debate there and I do think I won.
It is not a sin to be high.
High people do sinful things alot.
If you can be high and not sin, that is fine.
If you get drunk and start fucking dirty fat whores at the bar, you are probably.. well, I am not here to tell you stuff like that.
Everyone asks me.
I was talking to % about giving away possession like Jesus said.
% said 10% was good, I said maybe so, but if you have a billion and God's children are hungry, I think that is not very christ-like. I don't need scripture, to know what actions Jesus would and would not condone of.
People want me to judge them and tell them that their life is okay with the Lord.
It is okay.
It is between you and the Lord.
You are not going to hell for sinning.
You are going to hell for refusing to address the sin.
You can't live some fucked up utopian elite lifestyle in the name of Jesus.
Jesus doesn't drive a BMW and have a 401k with a million or whatever in it.
The problem is, the people I speak to, they have several millions in the bank.
I geuss they might give away 1 million of it.
And then they will come to me and ask, is that what Jesus spoke of in Mattew.
Did they give away enough?
You are barking up teh wrong tree.
How wouold I know? that is between you and the Lord
Are you asking me to certify you as a Teacher?
Why do you tell me you have given away 1 million?
It is in the book. I read it.
I don't remember where.
You do not give with a name attached to it.
You give freely and anonymously
You do not start a charity to give away possession
If you start a charity as a good way to give away possesion
Now your possession is the charity.
It is clear. ALL YOUR POSSESSIONS. No more . No less.
EVERYTHIGN ALL OF IT
the friends, the family, the heirlooms, the childhood pictures, your kids first report card, your social security card, your birth certifcate
you dont want to throw that all away do you?
you want to put it in a bank and save it..
you dont want to throw away your kid's stuff
What about your photo album from the first marriage?
I am sure there is another copy, do you need one?
Do you have plans to acquire all your possessions again?
You cannot give away your possessions with a back up plan to get them later.
You can't put them in a bank for safe keeping.
You cant store them in a "after my Jesus journey" bank fund
You can't keep a safety net.
You can't keep anything.
You will want this and want that and have a reason why you don't want to give up this item or that item.
I do hear you.
Read through my list.
Are you ready to give that away?
are your parents dead? do you need the ashes?
do you need that picture of you all together?
I know what I am telling you.
I am just being honest.
It is hard to give up all that stuff.
And people say they don't need to because, why would I give up this or that or be so stupid as to not have a financial safety net.
I get it. I am just telling that is WHY nobody can become as perfect as Jesus.
There is no perfection if you do not give away possession.
You can still go to heaven being imperffect.
You will go to hell though, after giving away 1/2 your life savings and turning around to tell everyone about the Lord in irresponsible ways.
You don't become perfect and start a church
You don't become perfect and do this or that
People will give 1/2 to gain power.
People will make a video log of their journey to poverty
and share it with the church
If you are not ALONE with the LORD, then you are ATTACHED to your IDENTITY
you need to separate from your social identity
lots of people get that WRONG
they want to go on a journey for Christ
and come back
and tell everyone how awesome it was
not gonna work that way
if i have anything to say about it