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Forty Bible Verses That Destroy Fox News And Selfish Right-Wing Christians!

Here’s a reality check for right-wing “Christians” especially those who like to live in the delusion that this country is a “Christian Nation” and/or “founded on Judeo-Christian principles.” You know who they are: They are the people who constantly rail against the less-fortunate, that show disdain for the poor. They’re the people who stereotype, who perpetuate lies and myths about people on welfare and disability. They are the people who advocate handouts to millionaires and multi-national corporations, but spit venom at the suggestion we should take care of the least among us.

People like the extremely evil Fox News lackey Stuart Varney:

And now we present the total destruction of these clowns via the same book they claim to love – the book they claim guides their lives and guided the Founding Fathers.

Matthew 25:31-46

New International Version (NIV)

The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 25:41-46

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Here are 40 more bible verses about helping the poor:

1. Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

2. Proverbs 22:9
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

3. Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

4. Isaiah 58:10
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

5. Luke 14:12-14
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

6. James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

7. Galatians 2:10
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

8. Luke 3:11
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

9. 1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

10. Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

11. Deuteronomy 15:11
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

12. Leviticus 19:9-10
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

13. Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

14. Matthew 6:1-4
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

15. Proverbs 14:21
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

16. Psalm 140:12
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

17. Deuteronomy 15:7-11
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

18. Leviticus 25:35
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.

19. Matthew 22:37-39
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

20. Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

21. Luke 10:30-37
Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. …

22. Ezekiel 16:49
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

23. Isaiah 58:6-7
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

24. Proverbs 29:7
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

25. Proverbs 14:31
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

26. Hebrews 13:3
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

27. Luke 1:53
He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

29. Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

30. Matthew 6:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

31. Ezekiel 22:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice.

32. Jeremiah 22:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

33. Jeremiah 5:28
They have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.

34. Psalm 12:5
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

35. Deuteronomy 15:7
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

36. Luke 21:1-4
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

37. Isaiah 25:4
For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,

38. Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

39. James 2:2-6
“Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and becomes judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?”

40. 1 John 3:17-18
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

There is NO moral justification for selfishness and greed.


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  • leatherneckga

    way to take things out of context. This has nothing to do with government programs, this has everything to do with how an individual should treat his fellow man. But, like all leftist arguments, that means (to them) we must tax everyone and give them no choice while they steal hard earned money from those who worked for it.

  • Gregg Brennan

    Please. The only thing most right-wing “Christians” use the Bible for is to hold up the short leg on their coffee table.

  • LordJiggy

    Uh…Jesus said “You feed the hungry.” The individual, personal “You,” not “the great collective you.” Liberals love to outsource their compassion. “I voted for higher taxes to pay for someone to do the dirty work.” Conservatives give a great amount of after-tax money than Liberals; spending more of their time and treasure to personally assist those in need. I would ask: how many homeless children has the writer put up in his home? How many sick elderly has he personally housed? (having done both of these in the past years, I’m quite comfortable asking) Being “for social programs” is a lot different than “being the social program.”

  • Rich Wendling

    Context, context, context.

    Using these 40 verses to justify government entitlement programs is ignorant. I just looked up all 40, and in context, all 40 are addressing either individuals or the Church. Not a single verse tells the secular government to do anything. Christians, both individually and corporately as the Church, are to help widows, orphans, and the disabled. Individuals and the Church – NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

    • eivindcarlsen

      That is the very idea. You as an individual do what is right. – That the goverment chooses to do the same, is great. But the recommendations are for the common man and woman.

    • Calmeilles

      Romans 13:6-7

      6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
      7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

  • Terry Chesnut

    This article fails to address the basic truth of the Bible or what conservatives believe. Conservatives support helping the disabled elderly etc who truly need help as shown by studies that prove they give both time and money liberals don’t give either but the Bible also says those who WILL NOT work should not eat. Those who can not deserve full aid those who are fit and will not deserve nothing and are just reducing the share of aid that can be given to those who truly need it. If we get rid of the will nots the can nots could have a better life without sharing with worthless leaches.

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  • Laura Chavez

    What a bunch of B.S. You supposed “Christians” know what that stands for, right? What planet did you all hop off of?

  • amkaen

    As one of the “right-wing ‘Christians'” vilified in this article, I wish to point out that I and my family have consistently given a greater percentage of our income to charitable institutions than have our so-called president and vice president combined. Our very conservative church has a far more vibrant ministry to the homeless and the poor than the more liberal church we fled five years ago, despite the fact that our former “church” is more affluent. This article is nothing but trash. If it were in paper form, I’d either use it to line the birdcage, or to house train the dog.

  • Dave Washburn

    This is about as badly done as anything I’ve ever seen. The goal is to shame them about cutting government programs for the poor, but not one of these verses addresses that question. This author clearly doesn’t understand that the conservative Christian’s battle cry is “it’s not the government’s job, it’s the Church’s job.” The article doesn’t address that at all, which proves that its writer knows nothing about the people s/he is attacking. This is one of the worst articles I have read on here yet, and it doesn’t even remotely make its case. And we won’t talk about the needlessly inflammatory headline. AATTP seems to going downhill in terms of quality. How about fixing that and being a little more selective?

    • Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid

      The point is, if Christians want to claim this is a “Christian Nation founded on Biblical principles” but then throw their hands up and say, “Poverty’s not the government’s job” then they have completely contradicted themselves and proven themselves to be the hypocrites they are.

    • DJack Klingler III

      What else would you expect for a site that just makes up facts and says any lies that their talking points say. PATHETICALLY SAD!

  • bradfregger

    BS … Study after study has shown that religious people and conservatives are much more giving than atheists and progressives. The difference is the former give from their own pockets, from their heart, while the latter, take other people’s money and give from their guilt.

    • Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid

      You clearly have reading comprehension problems. Or you’re not a Christian.

      Take your pick.

    • cneajna

      What a complete and utter load.

      • bradfregger

        I’m sorry to have to spoil your world view. I know how difficult it is to absorb new facts that contradict everything you’ve known and been taught. But, the ability to accept new facts is the ultimate sign of maturity. Conservatives give a significant more to charity than liberals do; this is a fact. It is my opinion that they do this because they care about those that are in a tough situation. In my opinion, liberals, on the other hand, advocate for higher taxes which enables them to feel good without having to make a personal commitment. By the way, most of the tax cheats in the government are liberals which demonstrates the hypocrisy of their position.

        • Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid

          Dear Brad: yes, it is true that Conservative donate more of their pay than Progressives (to charity are YOUR words) . But what does that mean when you break it down? Conservatives tend to be more religious than progressives and so a large majority of those people are giving their money to churches, not charity, but when tallying up the “donations”, no distinction is made between these two. This s very important. When you donate to a church, who knows how that money is spent – fighting against gay rights, proselytizing, demeaning women, ad infinitum. Most, if not all, Conservative churches demand that their members tithe 10% of their earnings. So, are they really giving freely to charity or are they giving their pay out of religious obligation to potentially hate-filled religious zealots? You may not make that distinction, but I certainly do. Red Cross, United Way, etc., may have their problems, but they are bona fide charities, not lining the pockets of the Catholic church or some egomaniacal preacher (I’m talking to you, Osteen). So, go ahead an be smug about so-called “Conservative Charity Donations” but the fact of the matter is that it’s simply not true when you match dollar-for-dollar giving to ACTUAL charities.

        • cneajna

          Apparently I’m not the one who has difficult absorbing new facts. Or ANY facts.

    • Michael Mayo

      …people who stand steadfast in their
      self righteousness and ignorance is the reason that the “Spirit of
      Anti-Christ” rules the world now with it’s deception…as long as
      people care more about things (biblical “Mammon”) than people and
      use all manner of rationalizations and justification to excuse their
      attitudes and behavior then the world will continue to decline at an
      advanced pace…Damn few “Christians” even know the “Bible”,
      how it came about and how it has been used to manipulate people and
      control them over a long period of history rather than setting them

  • dotsie01

    In their faces!!!

  • Ollie

    Unless, of course, you’re one of those actual Jews and Christians who are getting richer and richer with the blessings of the great god ‘Gaad’ – as it’s aptly called in the U.S. – but no, wait, ‘God knows them from the womb’ as hypocrites yet this fetish Christ will turn around and say ‘I don’t know you’ – I can see who is supreme hypocrite there!

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  • Jason

    Not ONE of these verses tells us to hand over our possessions to an overbearing and corrupt government. They all refer to the charity of the individual. Electing representatives to extort wealth out of your neighbor isn’t charity.

    • Dr. Glenda T. Berg

      Jason> But when your government stops Food Stamps are we allowed to vote against such representatives? Your inhumane and rationalizing comment puts you in the grudging category of whom the Bible speaks. It is especially important to give to strangers in need, as you should well know. For shame.

    • Bob Cull

      No one is extorting you or anyone else, Jason. It disgusts any true patriot to hear you unpatriotic haters wrapping yourselves in the flag and calling for the overthrow of the government because you don’t want to pay taxes. Taxes are NOT theft or extortion, it is the price you pay to live in a civilized society. You want no taxes and no rules try Somalia, I hear it’s nice there this time of year.

      • dotsie01

        May God help you if you ever find yourself in a position of need.

  • Ronald Wright

    It is funny, nowhere in the quotes does it say steal money from people who have it and give it to those who don’t. It does not mention that an organization is supposed to collect it and hand it out to whomever it deems deserving for votes or whatever. It says that we are to give directly to the poor from our own earnings when we are blessed with extra. Just because you think something does not make it correct.

    • Bob Cull

      Keep toeing the party line, Ronald. There is no analogy there, taxes are NOT theft, so no one is “stealing” your money and giving it to anyone.

    • https://www.facebook.com/cashaww Michael Cashaw

      But does not the Bible say, “Give to Cesar what is Cesar’s..”?

    • leftover

      Acts 4:32-37
      From each according to their ability: to each according to their need.

    • Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid

      Do you have two cars? Did you give one to a needy family? (Luke 3:11) When you had Thanksgiving supper, did you invite anyone homeless into your feast? (Luke 14:12-14) No? Wow. What a self-rationalizing hypocrite you are.

  • Adamwashere

    funny though that the right wing people tend to be far more charitable, statistically speaking, than those on the left

    • AATTP
    • http://gravatar.com/skettelhut skettelhut

      Funny how people on the left may be just as charitable, just don’t wear it on their sleeves like some kind of badge.

    • Bob Cull

      Now you want to use the same misleading argument that is used all of the time about taxes and it is no more truthful when you’re talking about charitable giving than it is when you talk about the “exorbitant” taxes imposed on the rich.

      When a man with an income of ten million dollars contributes 25k to charity he has given far less than the family living on 30k who have given only $50. That 25k was only a tax deduction on an effective tax rate already lower than most working people are paying. The $50 was probably everything that working family could possibly spare and they probably would have liked to give more. It is proven over and over again that the richest among us are the least generous and the poorest are the most generous. Dollar amounts tell you nothing.

    • https://www.facebook.com/cashaww Michael Cashaw

      Please state your sources.

    • Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid

      “Those on the left” practice what Matthew 6:1-4 says. We don’t go blasting our good deeds out our ass for the world to see like hypocrites on the right, who by the way ALSO forget the admonition of Matthew 6:5. Boy, those “Christ-loving Christians” on the Right sure do get it wrong most of the time.

  • http://pizzaalbuquerque.org Nick

    “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it”.

    Stephen Colbert

    • Laura Chavez

      A crock! Jesus did not say give to all of those who are needing and keep them needing forever. There is a huge difference between the liberal philosophy of give to everything that looks in need and the conservative philosophy of “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

      • leftover

        Acts 4: 32-35, as paraphrased a couple thousand years down the road: From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
        Not exactly Jesus, but still in The Family.

      • Robert Crowe

        Problem is, most conservatives don’t want to “teach a man to fish”, or give the poor training or education to get ahead. That also costs money. The poor need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” and “get a better job” and “work harder”.

    • Laura Chavez

      WTF does Colbert know about anything but foolish hilarity? Sometimes he makes me laugh but on matters of serious consequence, the poor (spiritually, not financially) he just falls flat. Considering his consequential wealth, that speaks pretty “stink” for those of us that watch his gibberish.

  • Alicia Woods

    I like to call myself a socialiat Christian and the tea-baggers disgust me. And I am quite sure they disgust God. I can hear it now “I do not know you Paul Ryan.”

    • https://www.facebook.com/cashaww Michael Cashaw

      I have to disagree with you. I argue by the very nature what what Christians are both commanded to do, and encouraged to do, Christianity IS Socialism.

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  • Willliam Howe

    The Tea Party members should recycle their tea for the next meeting.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.crowell1 Jeffrey Crowell

    The Right Wing Christian Taliban needs to review their Bible Study for these 40 verses decrying the UNCHRISTIAN agenda of selfish self-interest against relief to the poor.

  • http://gravatar.com/normanmorford normanmorford

    Have never seen that much of the Bible quoted at one sitting! How might we be assured that those who need it will pay attention?

    • Bob Cull

      It would make no difference if they see it, Norman, they will just distort the words until they were unrecognizable and claim that it proves they were right all along. They know that the poor and disadvantaged are the cause of all of the nations problems and that they are just a bunch of leeches taking and never giving who will never be fit for “heaven.”

  • https://www.facebook.com/cashaww Michael Cashaw

    Is not the great assumption most Righties have even read their Holy Book?

    • Bob Cull

      Many of them can’t read it or anything else, Michael, but they don’t have to. Every church has a head propagandist who stands behind the pulpit every Sunday and tells them what it says and what to believe and what to think. They think reading is over rated and a sure sign of snobbery.

      • Rebecca Lee

        Most evangelical and many protestant churches are strong advocates of reading. God’s Word for yourself with guidance from the Holy Spirit. Even the Catholic Churchas bible studies. Ultimately you answer to God for yourself. You as an individual are required to give to the poor, not through taxes and government. I personally agree with a governmental social safety net because I don’t trust people to do the job. The early church did. shared everything they had with each other. Nobody did without.

        • https://www.facebook.com/cashaww Michael Cashaw

          I think what is meant by read, is to sit down, and start with page one then move forward, the way one would read any other book. Most Bible study classes I have ever been subjected to is more acrobatic then Cir du Sole.

      • mark neal

        Here’s the thing, Bob….
        Evangelicals and the “Christian” right do not believe that the bible means what is says. They are convinced that it says what they mean!

        • Bob Cull

          BINGO!! Give the man a cigar!

  • Bill Wallace

    Silly people. Those verses do not appear in the redacted conservative bible. How could they follow them if thwy can’t find them in their bibles. They only appear in Democrat’s Bibles.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ganit.basnoach Ganit Bas Noach

      What kinda messed up bible are you reading from? I can find every single one of them. I just did a study on this not long ago and each are included in my study.

      • Bill Wallace

        Ganit Do your elected Tea Party reps follow the Democrat’s bible? Or do they follow the redacted version that fosters hate only. You know, The one that they quote regularly to justify cuts to programs that help the less fortunate, while giving advantage to the rich and discriminating against people. Are you and your rep real Christians or just pretending?

  • basket12

    I think that this is the only part of what Christ taught to the people who were following him that had any merit. I don’t believe in Christ the god, but I think that Christ the man was real. And this is what he taught. Of course they are going to ignore it.

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  • Bob Cull

    Varney is an a$$ and while most agnostics and atheists know of all of these Bible passages and usually a lot more about what Jesus of Nazareth taught than all of them combined, they are lost on right wing Teavangelicals who would only find a way to twist them to prove that their heartless way is what Jesus would do.

  • http://gravatar.com/skettelhut skettelhut

    “But, but, but, those people Jesus refers to are truly poor and sick. We disdain all those millions of Americans who are poor or sick because they’re too lazy to take care of themselves. So we are saved!”

  • http://twitter.com/bunnychi75 bunnychi75 (@bunnychi75)

    Just today in church we went over Lk. 16; in verses 19-31, Jesus told of a parable of a rich man and of a beggar named Lazarus. Lazarus (not the one He raised from the dead) was outside his gate, sores all over him, just hoping even for crumbs from the man’s house while the dogs licked his wounds, while the rich man dressed luxuriously and ate good everyday.
    Then, the rich man died and he went to hell, and Lazarus went to heaven, and was in Abraham’s bosom. Now, the rich man who sees the beggar with the angels and Abraham calls up to ask if Lazarus could just so much as dip his finger in some cool water and put it on his tongue, because he’s so hot from the flames.
    Abraham reminded him of when he was alive he had everything, while Lazarus had nothing. Now it’s his turn to be in comfort. He was also told that it’s not possible, because of the huge gap between them, and no one from either place can cross to the other side. And no, he can’t be sent to warn his other five brothers about his fate and to turn from it, but he was told that they could read what Moses and the prophets wrote in order to save themselves. And even if he could, they’d still won’t listen.
    What I picked up from this is that you’re not gonna be rich AND dead, and you can’t take those millions/billions with you!

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