Thursday, September 3, 2009

IDK Where This Came From

Last night I was looking at a notebook and ran across a quote. The only thing is I don't know where it came from. I didn't write down who said it or what book I copied it from. I want to share it though.

"The health, wealth, and prosperity "gospel" swallows up the beauty of Christ in the beauty of gifts and turns the gifts into idols."

I am not into the prosperity gospel it is so stupid (I don't say this word very often). If the prosperity gospel was true then why do people in other countries struggle? Also people here in America struggle but American people for some reason think everyone makes the same amount of money. I know many good Christians that don't have very much money and sometimes their income is what makes them good Christians. They have to rely more on God. It drives me insane when people says that everyone won't mind to give a certain price for something. I have actually felt like correcting them and saying that everyone doesn't make the amount of money you make.

OK I got on my soap box for today but it is something we as Christians should think about.

1 comment:

Marcy said...

Great quote, Starla...that's from "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper.

Here is another good one by John MacArthur:

"The prosperity gospel is absolutely non-biblical. It is an affront to God. The way to power is through suffering and weakness. As Paul said, "For the sake of Christ...I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." All true servants of Christ learn through the years to embrace the assaults that cut to the heart, the mutinies, the betrayals, the disaffection, the massive disappointment, the heartache, and even the physical pain and suffering because they know all those things work together to destroy self-reliance...Christ is more powerfully revealed in his servants when they bear up under severe affliction...The power of God will be on display in our suffering. We all learn more, far more, from suffering."