yes, a lot of it is boring, but I did read it when I was an evangelical. All of it. Some parts multiple times.
I already showed you Luke 12:33 and Luke 14:33
Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Luke 14: 31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
Terms of peace? You can’t win with Jesus unless you have any possessions, get it?
And forget possessions.
Matt. 10:37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Forget possessions. Even family relations need to be reconsidered.
Luke 6:24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Matt. 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
Matt. 19: 16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”… 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
What ‘interpretation’ was this rich young man not aware of? I’m guessing the kind that allows him to ignore Jesus’ message and enter heaven.
Now, this is the text! I am aware of the spinsters of the text, but the text itself speaks for itself. You can’t have possessions and be rich and enter heaven (everyone in the US is rich by the standards of the 1st Century Palestine, btw).
And now, a bonus question. What was the alternative to Jesus’ kingdom? An eternity in hell, that’s what one gets for disobedience.
And you complain about Marxist cruelty?