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Wednesday, May 31, 2006
(6:04 PM) | sam k:
Rich Young Legalist

Matthew at Theoloblog recontextualizes the story of the Rich Young Ruler with an excellent mock-up of Luke 18.
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

And he said unto him, Why thinkest thou that thou must do good? There is] none righteous but one, [that is], Myself: but if thou wilt enter into life, only have faith, and do not rely on what thou dost.

He saith unto him, Believe what? Jesus said, Believe that thou art only saved by faith and not by doing any good work. Believe that only I am righteous and that thou art snot. Addeth nothing to thine faith, lest thou might relieth on thine goodness to save thee, and might becometh Catholic, and might roasteth in hell.

The young man saith unto him, Yet have I kept the commandments from my youth up: have I sinned in this?

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, give up the awful Catholic idea that works counteth for anything more than mere demonstration of thine already-saved state. Desist from thine self-righteous ways and simply believe that I have done it all on thine behalf.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he loved righteousness, mercy and justice.

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