Hi Bob, i know nothing of Robert Torneau, but if he was still materially Rich after giving away 90% of his wealth then i feel Christs condemnation would still apply, in the story of the poor widow in Luke 21 vs 1-4 Christs says "Not necessarily. But they certainly did in the Rich young Ruler's case. I remember Robert Tourneau Who gave 90%, and lived on the "Tithe". It all depends who/what your GOD is. I've had a couple of "gods" in the past - Radio controlled aircraft, and Cigarettes. The aircraft was easy, but the cigarettes required direct intervention from God to beat.
The Widow's Offering
21 Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
It seems to me that its not the amount we give, its the loving sacrifice we make in giving thats important, the amount we have left after weve given, and if Robert Torneau was still rich after all hed given then perhaps Christs words in Matthew 7 vs 21-29 apply, "
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
it doesnt matter what you do, what good works you perform, if you ignore Christs teachings on riches you are building your "house on sand" and the floods and storms will cause it to fall.
for Christ said in Matthew 6 19-21"
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
If Robert Tourneau was still rich, was still storing up his Treasure on Earth then according to Christ, his heart was where his treasure was. and that treasure wasnt in heaven.