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    Default In Matthew 5:42, is "him that asks" referring only to believers or to anyone?

    Here's the passage:

    Mat_5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
    Is this saying that the saints should give/lend to anyone who asks or just believers who ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruminator View Post
    Here's the passage:

    Is this saying that the saints should give/lend to anyone who asks or just believers who ask?
    Since the context is "loving your enemies", and v39 says "do not resist the evil [person]", I think it's referring to anyone. We should be willing to help anyone.

    ...but I do believe we should exercise wisdom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroom View Post
    Since the context is "loving your enemies", and v39 says "do not resist the evil [person]", I think it's referring to anyone. We should be willing to help anyone.

    ...but I do believe we should exercise wisdom...
    Awesome. I'll set up a Paypal account and please, each believer here please give me $50. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruminator View Post
    Awesome. I'll set up a Paypal account and please, each believer here please give me $50. Thanks!
    lol. Maybe you missed this:
    Quote Originally Posted by shroom
    ...but I do believe we should exercise wisdom...
    Also, do you consider yourself the enemy of believers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroom View Post
    lol. Maybe you missed this:


    Also, do you consider yourself the enemy of believers?

    That was my pitiful attempt at humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruminator View Post
    That was my pitiful attempt at humor.
    that's why the lol.

    I like you, Rum. You think.

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