John 8:32 (NKJV) And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
There is a message that is being taught in the modern church that is poisoning believers by the millions. It’s being taught by some very well-known Christian speakers and it has trickled all the way down to the smallest churches in the world.
This message has caused some preachers to become wildly popular, gaining followers by the hundreds of thousands, and perhaps even by the millions. Some preachers have become amazingly wealthy because they propagate this message.
There may be bits of truth mixed in with this massive lie; just enough to make it seem like the truth. And because there is truth, it has deceived so very many faithful followers of Christ. Yes, even some of the most devout, well-intentioned believers have fallen for this.
Money… some say it makes the world go round. Others say that it’s evil no matter how it’s handled. But what does God say about it in His word? Let’s take a look and find out why it’s important to understand handling our money God’s way!
First, let’s look at some situations where money is looked at in a negative light, not because I think this is more important, but just so we can get that out of the way and move on to other references.
Matthew 19:24 (NKJV) And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
This scripture is often used completely out of context by people who want to try to convince everyone that money is evil and that God wants us all to be poor. Nowhere in God’s word does it ever say that He wants His people to be poor or live in poverty.
Poverty is a tool of the enemy used to keep people backed into a corner, feeling depressed, hopeless and alone. Poverty will cause people to despise their lives, always wishing for more money and wondering what their life is really about and whether they are worth anything at all.
Now, this isn’t to say that wealth can’t also ruin people’s lives, because it can. But having Continue reading →