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Unformatted text preview: If the rich man went to Hades because he sinned and was a bad person, thats one thing. However, if he is simply there because he led a life of wealth, thats unreasonable. It seems like Abraham is basically saying that you can be the best person ever, but if you want to have a comfortable living, then you will not be rewarded for you goodness. Does this mean people like Kurt Warner, who praise God at every football game, will not enter into Heaven just because they were paid well? Does it not count as having good things if you do not technically own them? If so, then Father Biondi has a good thing going, even though I find it absurd. If you are the only one who uses something, such as his house and his car, then its basically under your ownership, just not legally. It may not be wise to live in excess, but to live in poverty seems too extreme....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '11