Daniel P. Barron

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 

I am trying to figure out what is being said in some verses, some churches say it is okay to divorce and remarry, but some churches say that it is not okay, so I am just wondering what stance is actually correct Biblically.

It's wrong.

I would agree. What exactly do you believe about Jesus?

I believe that He is God, and that He will destroy you forever in the lake of fire if you do not believe in him.

What do you think about his teachings? Specifically Matthew 6:24, i or Luke 14:33? ii


So you think it’s not literal forsaking, but forsaking it in your heart? I don’t think that’s what Jesus says.... In Luke 12:33 it says we need to sell our possessions, how do we sell things in our hearts?

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." iii

He said that if you have treasure on earth your heart will be here, but if you have treasure in heaven your heart will be there, and you think that means forsaking it in your heart? That’s a reach. Never once does Jesus say "forsake it in your heart." Your heart will be there because that is where your time and your energy goes. You have possessions because you’re putting time into getting these things. I have possessions because I’m putting my time into working for God and he is giving me these things. I do not quite understand where you’re coming from with the whole "forsaking it all in your heart." You’re so close to actually following Jesus, you just need to stop looking for loopholes and see what he REALLY says. I encourage you to reread what he said, and try to get the spirit of what he says. I don’t believe Jesus is trying to tell us to "forsake it in our hearts." Otherwise he would have said that. But he didn’t. iv

  1. Matthew 6:

    24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.


  2. Luke 14:

    33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.


  3. Luke 12:34 ^
  4. Bold added. ^

3 Responses

  1. [...] No, and it's not a commandment for all believers to sell everything. Although believers should forsake all that they have. (give it away in their heart) But the point is, Christ was brutally honest. "You are not saved if you don't do as I say." [...]

  2. [...] Such should be the will of those who believe, but we are not obligated to give away all our things in order to be saved. [...]

  3. [...] How should Christians "be socialist" among unbelievers who are not? They should "forsake all" that they have, which is a matter of the "heart," and therefor not requiring actual disposal or distribution of property -- the possessions being given away in conscience. [...]

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