The Gospel According to Saint Mark
1 And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coasts of Judea beyond the Jordan: and the multitudes flock to him again. And as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3 But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you?
4 Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.
5 To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you that precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.
7 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife.
8 And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing.
11 And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
13 And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them.
14 Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased, and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it.
16 And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man running up and kneeling before him, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?
18 And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother.
20 But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth.
21 And Jesus looking on him, loved him, and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
22 Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God?
25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking on them, saith: With men it is impossible; but not with God: for all things are possible with God.
28 And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee.
29 Jesus answering, said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
30 Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time; houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.
31 But many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first.
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them, and they were astonished; and following were afraid. And taking again the twelve, he began to tell them the things that should befall him.
33 Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes and ancients, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.
34 And they shall mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
35 And James and John the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us:
36 But he said to them: What would you that I should do for you?
37 And they said: Grant to us, that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 And Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the chalice that I drink of: or be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized?
39 But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall indeed drink of the chalice that I drink of: and with the baptism wherewith I am baptized, you shall be baptized.
40 But to sit on my right hand, or on my left, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And the ten hearing it, began to be much displeased at James and John.
42 But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who seem to rule over the Gentiles, lord it over them: and their princes have power over them.
43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater, shall be your minister.
44 And whosoever will be first among you, shall be the servant of all.
45 For the Son of man also is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many.
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho, with his disciples, and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son of Timeus, sat by the way side begging.
47 Who when he had heard, that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry out, and to say: Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort: arise, he calleth thee.
50 Who casting off his garment leaped up, and came to him.
51 And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should do to thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may see.
52 And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed him in the way.
You know by reading the scripture above gives one a lot to think about. I mean marriage for instance. If folks married in the name of God and divorce through the laws of men, and these being the church going types. Well, aren't they doing about the same process of the means of worldly folks are doing in the world today? Well, it sure looks like it. Take the first choice teachings of Christ when he says: What God has join together, let no man put asunder. He said no man but...... isn't a lawyer a man? Isn't a judge a man? They sure are and maybe the fact is when people are married in the name of God it should be in the representation
of God to process a divorce just as Moses represent God in his days. I do not think or ever read of Moses having any lawyers or Judges on hand then. Also did I read in the Bible somewhere where it said render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's ? Oh yes I sure did and Caesar representing the government of men and God representing his teachings who created all things. I think this is pretty clear to those who will except it. In our day and time is no different then ages past. Though there are those who believe in the true teachings of Christ, we still have those who say they true to Christ, yet really seek the praises of men. They look down on the very poor and their wants is that to look holy before men. Jesus said they were none good but the Father in heaven. There are those who look at Jesus as money. Let him guide you to fame and fortune, and therefore saying the ones are poor needs to get right with God. Ah huh sure, remember the story Christ told about the rich man and the beggar? Who went to heaven, and who went to hell?
I knew a mother who worked just like a man out in the fields working the crops with her husband and sons. She done this all her life, and when the husband pasted away, the children couldn't wait to divid the land off. The Mother did not even get a child's part. Done to her by those who attended church, but saw nothing but the greed in front of their own eyes, and a very devilish thing to do to an old woman. Before this time though and when the husband was still alive, one son tried to get the father to use his power of ownership. A right to sell if he wish, or to write a solid will declaring who got what upon his and his wife's death, and not being divided off until the death of both of them. If the father had only listen, then all that happen could have been avoided. You know, it is amazing what people will harmfully do to others in the name of greed. There is nothing wrong with gain and there is nothing wrong with getting rich.
It is when you hurt other people in your process of gains that makes it very very wrong. At the end of all of this, there is only a grave lot. The Proverbs Chapter 15:27: He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.