no, no, no, no, no........
thats all wrong.
""In fact, some of the Bible’s most faithful men and women were also wealthy (or at least prosperous)—people like Abraham and Job in the Old Testament, or Joanna and Lydia in the New Testament.""
nope, that was a whole different ball game back then. plus, people are always putting the cart before the horse, especially billy graham types (im saved! im saved!)
what does the bible say? well, jesus said to get with the program sell everything you have and follow him. then what?
just like it is not money which is the root of all evil but the love of it, jesus talks about the deceitfulness of riches being the problem.
riches get in the way. abraham picked up and left his home by faith and THEN survived that and got established in his new appointed home.
people dont understand themselves, or god, or the the things of god if they are worried about riches. only one attitude is correct - god owns everything including our very bodies. he can do with us and all our possessions and he sees fit. if youre not doing with it what you should be, he can easily distribute it elsewhere.
Mark 10:29-31Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30 but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
see, nothing wrong with "stuff". everything wrong with stuff owning you. youre already bought.
how can one tell they have the right attitude?
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
i know what im talkin about here. if i dont know, i dont talk about it. i already know this stuff. i dont need to hear myself talk. unlike the way the psychos think here, i dont need followers. figure it out, people.
and thanks for your input, refreshed. this wasnt a personal reply just to you. i always write "if the shoe fits...."