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In the bible someone did ask Jesus literally how does one have eternal life. And in Mathew 19 it says. Read the whole chapter for the comprehension of what it is. It speaks of eternal life in Mathew 19:16-30 but you need the beginning to understand the context that it is in. Use biblegateway.com to cross-reference other versions of the bible to see the drastic changes depending on particular dogma of denominations. KJV is most validly accurate version due to being before the protestant movement. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+19&version=KJV
"Part 8)Everything in the Bible Should Be Taken Literally Although we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally." - We don't need to take the holy bible literally? - If you take the bible not all literally,then how do you manage to distinguish what parts of the bible are valid to take as literally true and what parts to take as not literally and only just stories of merit?
Yes I agree it is great to see that Stockbridge United Methodist Church isn't condemning people but instead helping the community by secular means. I would be great if they did this out of genuine carrying for people instead of using it to a means of pushing there beliefs on less fortunate people that are just trying to get by day to day. However If you do good acts they should be done because you want to and not because your are seeking a higher means to go to heaven. If one isn't truly doing good acts out of the his/her natural actions then it is with a purpose to a means. Yes it is good to help the less fortunate as Jesus has said. Read the entire Mathew 19. A follower of Jesus directly asks Jesus how does one get eternal life. But if your impatient and don't care for the context of the scripture start at Mathew 19:16-30. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+19&version=KJV Also BibleGateway.com has numerous translations if you do not like KJV. However KJV is the most accurate version and is before the reformation. Thus it is the best source. After all today since the reformation there as been countless other branches of protestant religions. After the reformation all protestants started reading the bible and interpreting what they thought made most sense according to how they views there personal God to be regardless of the history of Christianity. In fact today there are over 36,000 protestant denominations. As you can see since the rise of Christian protestant faith the translations of the bible and new developed versions have accommodated to any/every persons choice in what they decide to want to believe regardless if it is the original context of the scriptures.