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  •  Personally, I expect Christ's self-proclaimed ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... representatives on earth to actually live by his personally-stated message, which wasn't at all ambiguous:

    I.e.  The best way to follow him is to sell everything you own and give the money to the poor.

    Etc.

    I see nothing in the Bible where Jesus rationalizes to his disciples the wearing of golden jewelry and red Prada shoes, or the living in opulent palaces.  Or tells his apostles to start their own bank.  (As I recall, he threw moneychangers out of church.)

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