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#Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power

Jesus of Nazareth stated and did much approximately cash and gear in his personal time.  But Jesus wasn’t a “free marketplace capitalist,” regardless of what a few conservative Christians would prefer us to think within the 21stcentury.

·      Jesus occupied the Temple in Jerusalem—effectively the nationwide financial institution of his time—and threw out those that have been exploiting the poor.

·      Jesus equipped fishermen whose were wrecked by way of the Roman Empire.

·      His fans incorporated robust “women of means,” like Mary Magdalene, who was once final on the pass, first on the tomb, and who went directly to turn into missionaries.

·       Jesus taught “in the streets,” preaching that God’s “side” isn't that of the rich and strong; and that each one believers have to confront inequality now.

·       And more…

#OccupytheBible is an eye-opening, no-holds barred examine the real message of Jesus, utilizing the scriptures which are foundational for the Christian faith. #OTB is additionally a realistic “how to” consultant for capability Christian “occupiers”—people in actual fact devoted to confronting the emerging poverty and financial inequality within the usa utilizing the robust, unvarnished message of Jesus of Nazareth."

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S. structure, “The i've got a Dream Speech,” speech, Washington, D. C. , August 28, 1963 U. S. structure, www. usconstitution. net/dream. html. 31 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , “Loving Your Enemies,” sermon, Dexter street Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, November 17, 1957, Write Spirit, www. writespirit. net/inspirational_talks/political/ martin_luther_king_talks/loving_your_enemies/. 32 Ibid. 33 Sheryl homosexual Stolberg, “Shy U. S. highbrow Created Playbook utilized in a Revolution,” ny instances, February sixteen, 2011, www.

Com/2011/02/17/world/middleeast/17sharp. html? pagewanted=all. 34 Stanford college, “Martin Luther King, Jr. and the worldwide Freedom Struggle,” Stanford college, http://mlk-kpp01. stanford. edu/index. php/encyclopedia/ encyclopedia/enc_martin_luther_king_jr_biography/. 35 American Values community, “Tea celebration Jesus’ ‘Sermon at the Mall,’” the yankee Values NetworkTea celebration Jesus, http://teapartyjesus. org/script-citations-2/. 36 Lila Shapiro, “Occupy Wall Street’s Librarians Make calls for at Rally,” Huffington publish, November 23, 2011, www.

Within the Christian scriptures, Jesus is frequently came across contending fiercely with Jewish leaders over the which means of texts. So in taking Jesus as much as the head of the temple, the satan knew to tempt him via supplying to permit him lord it over the spiritual experts who have been so against his efforts and exhibit them who’s who! What a hurry it's going to were to move as much as the very best of this really good image of Jewish culture and authority and simply dive off and feature angels seize you. The satan even costs a Psalm, 91:12, to help his tempting provide!

What will we figure of what Jesus taught from the actual theologies of these Gospels? One instantly obvious end we will be able to draw is this parable is absolutely in regards to the evils of over the top curiosity, as I wrote in bankruptcy three. In Jewish heritage, gaining loads of curiosity on an funding is whatever that the prophets train over and over shouldn't be performed, or might be performed purely inside strict directions to avoid usury—the gouging and exploitation of the terrible. And what are we to make of the grasp, who's “harsh” and who “reaps the place he doesn't sow”?

Because it's not that i am sure to the pulpit for my sermons, i'm unfastened to movie at any place I adventure the holy. prior to my neighborhood Occupy circulate used to be close down, I filmed one homily there. i've got filmed at deliberate Parenthood and at my neighborhood puppy park (talking approximately ‘off leash faith’). ” Rev. Riley isn't really ready to determine the reply to the query of even if the connections and relationships we make on-line are actual. She and people who are worshipping during this approach locate their on-line neighborhood to be the “real deal” in terms of development non secular groups for social transformation in our time.

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