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A certain distrust of wealth on the one hand, and God's "option for the poor"1 on the other, runs through the Christian Bible -- Old and New Testaments alike. The challenging presence of the theme inspired the early monastic movement, with its embrace of "poverty, chastity, obedience", so it is no new idea for the Christian church. An Old Testament ...


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To me it appears as though you're insisting on a critical scholarly approach to an elementary subject. The scriptures themselves seem to answer your original question of why there are more sayings about rich people than poor people: "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men ...


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These all touch on the topic of greed, because they put money in their place. The ones marked with a = I consider to be more so. = Matthew 13:22.. the seed among thorny soil was choked by the deceitful ness of wealth. Luke 16:1-12, Jesus refers to "unrighteous mammon". = Luke 16:14 also points out sneering Pharisees who loved money. Luke 21; Mark 10, ...



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