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    Also, NIV translates Luke 16:8,9 as "The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings."

    It does not say that Jesus commended the dishonest manager's shrewdness.

    One early Church writer (Asterius) interpreted it this way:

    When, therefore, any one anticipating his end and his removal to the next world, lightens the burden of his sins by good deeds, either by canceling the obligations of debtors, or by supplying the poor with abundance, by giving what belongs to the Lord, he gains many friends, who will attest his goodness before the Judge, and secure him by their testimony a place of happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njtom View Post
    Also, NIV translates Luke 16:8,9 as "The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings."

    It does not say that Jesus commended the dishonest manager's shrewdness.

    One early Church writer (Asterius) interpreted it this way:

    When, therefore, any one anticipating his end and his removal to the next world, lightens the burden of his sins by good deeds, either by canceling the obligations of debtors, or by supplying the poor with abundance, by giving what belongs to the Lord, he gains many friends, who will attest his goodness before the Judge, and secure him by their testimony a place of happiness.
    That sounds like salvation by good deeds. But it isn't the one with the money that welcomes the others into his (thereby secured) eternal dwelling, it is the other way around.

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