Did He really say THAT?

Most bible translators will offer a hundred different interpretations of what Jesus said in the Gospels, but most will point to various “Greek”translations to make sure we “uneducated” will understand what Jesus meant to say to us. 

Maybe the first translations of the Gospels came down to us in Greek, a very common language in the 1st century. But is any one else aware that Jesus ALSO spoke another language?  His native tongue(s) were Aramaic and Hebrew. The debate could go on forever if we were to try and find out what language Jesus used most commonly. All you bible scholars out there…ready, set, go! (nowhere)…..

If Jesus DID speak Aramaic occasionally (at least) then we need to wrestle with this interesting passage of Jesus’ teachings, specifically in Matthew 6:24, that is found in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English version that we have recently come across:

No man can work for two masters, for either he will hate one and will love the other, or he will honor one and the other he will ignore.You cannot work for God and for money.

Look it up for yourselves folks..He DID say THAT….

Notice how the Aramaic translation states explicitly: YOU CANNOT WORK FOR BOTH GOD & MONEY…? 

Jesus’ words in this passage become that much clearer when we strip away the word “serve” and instead use the Aramaic word that is translated as “WORK.” You can work for one or the other, but you can’t WORK for both.

C’mon, people, I dare you to speak up about this! Let iron sharpen iron…

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the intersection of economics & and love! We are Christians who are disgusted with the money system worship of the Churches. We call it "Churchianity" and nothing could be further from what Jesus Christ taught than what is commonly preached in most churches around the world. His profoundly revolutionary and unrivaled teachings about love, if practiced, open our eyes to the matrix of greed that he came to free us from. Read more to discover the message that centuries of church dogma & doctrine have attempted to hide from you.
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2 Responses to Did He really say THAT?

  1. Cathy S says:

    A church without money? Sounds like my local church. We can’t even afford to pay a pastor.

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    • Hi Cathy,

      The good thing is, you don’t even need to pay your pastor! “He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13″He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.… (John 10:12-13).

      Maybe you guys don’t really need someone with a title like pastor in your church. Maybe different members of your church could each take on different times acting as a “pastor” (without the title of course) and just read through the gospels together, and encourage each other to begin to try and practice Jesus’ teachings.

      “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine(JESUS’ OWN WORDS RECORDED IN THE FOUR GOSPELS) and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25″And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26″Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.…

      (Matthew 7:24-26)

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