For the love of money is the root of all evil, 1 Tim 6 v 10. The Raid of Al Qarada

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Mohammed’s victory at Badr and ongoing Jihad caused the Quraysh to travel by a different route to Syria. They hired a new guide to take them over the new route. Mohammed had information about their route and sent a party to raid them. They were carrying a great deal of silver when the caravan stopped at a watering hole. The Muslims surprised them and the Quraysh managed to escape, but Mohammed’s men stole all the caravan’s goods, including the silver. The stolen goods were delivered to Mohammed in Medina.

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7 Responses to For the love of money is the root of all evil, 1 Tim 6 v 10. The Raid of Al Qarada

  1. θ says:

    How is it true if Jesus approves the love of money of a greedy Lord whom ironically Jesus described in his parable as none but himself.
    Mt 25
    24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Other parable of Jesus – that is the wedding of King’s son – is also problematic, even more troubling. In terms of the content of parable, mostly the Trinitarians assume Jesus depicted himself as a slain “servant” rather than a King’s Son who gets married.
    Therefore, If his parable illustrated his sonship as Christ, Jesus must be not that slain servant, hence he didn’t get crucified at all. The Son is alive, whereas the servant gets slain.
    Which one is Jesus anyway?
    Mt 22
    2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.5
    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

    Moreover, worse the following verses in the same parable cast a bigger theological trouble for the Reformed and the Calvinists.
    The King gets angry at a man who attended the wedding but by using a poor garment. What does mean? It means the willingness of attending the wedding (Faith Alone) as a guest turns to be not enough, not sufficient, not worthy to justify, save or deliver someone.
    Rather, such a poor attendance becomes a reason for the King to immediately humiliate and kick a man out of the glorious wedding. It is interpreted that the Faith alone is worthless, it can’t save a man from the Hell.
    It means the Reformed’s and Calvinist idea of the Faith Alone is totally false.
    Mt 22:8
    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.10
    So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Other parable of Jesus also plainly refutes what the ordinary Trinitarians believe in in terms of his death on the cross, that is a sign of Jonah in the belly of whale.
    Jesus particularly uses his title “Son of Man” rather than Son of God. A man Jonah is still alive in the whale’s belly after the Third Day. Hence, as comparison, the human side of Jesus must also be alive when he is buried inside a sepulcher, even till the Third Day.
    Mt 12
    39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Another parable of Jesus also produces one surprising latent menace and unpleasant consequence.
    In his parable of tares, Jesus says that the enemy of the good ones is the devil.
    Mt 13
    37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;

    Now, what does Jesus command concerning the treatment for the enemy? Love him. It means, he commands the people to love the devil.
    Mt 5:44
    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,

    Worse, to love the enemy (devil, mammon) means to hate God:
    Mt 6:24
    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    On the parable of the rich man and Lasarus, ironically Jesus reuses again a parable used by one Syrophoenician woman, that eventually leads to cryptically hint a surprising perilous fate of the Christians (sons or rich man), that they shall be cast to the Hell.
    Lk 16
    21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the Angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another famous parable of Jesus is the Prodigal Son.
    Therein Jesus truly invalidates the idea of Faith Alone of the Refomed and Calvinists. The son has to raise walking back into his father’s house, whereas his remorse or regret – that is, he came to himself as spiritual awakening – inside a dirty pigsty is not counted enough.

    It means, a man’s repentance is not counted, nor is he justified, until he proves to walk back to God’s house for a prayer.
    Lk 15
    16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger, 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

  7. Anonymous says:

    In the parable of the callous servants, Jesus indicates the Purgatory. A servant who knows the Lord’s will (that is, the Faith) but doesn’t do it shall be beaten with many stripes, hence his life will be spared.
    Lk 12
    47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

    On other hand, there’s no chance of Purgatory whatsoever for the unbelievers:
    Lk 12
    46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

    Moreover, Does Jesus lighten the burden or otherwise require more heavier burden?
    If Christians thought that God gave them Jesus as a “greater” gift, then they get bound to do his will much more. The more they are given, the more they are required to do, the more they are asked and demanded.
    Hence, logically the yoke given to Christians will not be easier or lighter, but rather to be much heavier laden.
    Lk 12
    48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
    versus.
    Mt 11
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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