Living Standard of Christ Jesus
Christ Jesus was a carpenter:
Mark 6:3He was not a farmer, a merchant, an official, a teacher, a scholar or a priest. He was also neither a homeless nor a politician. It means He was neither very poor nor very rich. We may as well regard Him as positioned in the lower middle class of the society at the time.
Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
But, according to mainstream interpretation of the Gospels, Christ Jesus suddenly one day started to act as a wandering or traveling priest, healer, prophet, and saint, leaving his life as a carpenter. An ex-carpenter saint, this is Christ Jesus, but the Vatican and the Christian leaders have not attached importance to this fact.
In other word, all the Christian leaders, priests, and scholars should start their career as a carpenter or the like. Then, they might catch any glimpse of the secret of Christianity or Christ Jesus.
In the Kingdom of God, there must be no poor men and no rich men. But all the people in the Kingdom must enjoy the living standard allowed for carpenters who lived 2000 years ago in Palestine.
Contrarily, Moses enjoyed the status of a leader of a tribe; the Buddha was a prince of a kingdom of India, Confucius asked for a high status in kingdoms of China, and Muhammad was a successful merchant. They all enjoyed material living at a higher level than that allowed for a mere carpenter.
The carpenter might be a line Christians are not allowed to step over. If your living standard converted to that in society 2000 years ago was higher than that of a carpenter, you might not be admitted to Heaven.
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Luk 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luk 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Luk 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: