Friday, July 15, 2011

The Proper Pursuit of Prosperity Pre-release offer!

Too many preachers today are avoiding the whole counsel of God's word proclaiming only the pleasant and positive. With their half truth declarations, many people are being conned into worshipping a god of the preachers own creation. Jesus is being stripped of His glory and turned into a vending machine.

This is a seriously important book as the Prosperity Gospel is truly infiltrating ALL denominations. While it is a serious book, I have used many real life examples of the particular essence of each chapter so that it doesn’t get tedious.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Prosperity Gospel" and "Settling" Joel vs. the Bible

Joel Tweets--"Decide today that you are not going to settle but instead you're going to believe God to pour out His goodness and favor on every part of you."

Paul writes--
"Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:11-13

Some want more and more and see God as the instrument to that end. It is not biblical but utterly self-absorbed. Sometimes--often times?--Jesus wants us to "give up" not "gain more."

Paul writes more--
"More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ..." Philippians 3:8

Jesus said--
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 16:24-25

"The PROPER Pursuit of Prosperity" is in the printing phase! It can't be long now!

Friday, July 1, 2011

We have what it takes? I don't think so...

Pastor Joel's Tweet recently stated--
"Faith is all about stretching. Your obstacles may seem intimidating, but God already knows that you have what it takes."

Once again we have to ask--Is this true? While it sounds nice, the Bible teaches just the opposite. Even our praying is so feeble that we need help with that!

"In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

No, the clear teaching of God's word is that in and of our own abilities we are hopelessly lost. WE DON'T have what it takes! But thanks be to God that because of Jesus, and what HE is willing to do with us and in us if we allow Him to have HIS way with us, we can accomplish some good things. But even then, only as GOD determines is right and proper. Hopeful or wishing thinking, and even fervently praying in faith does not manipulate our heavenly Father to do what He knows is perfect! The "prosperity gospel" gets close to truth at times, but when it comes to eternity, close is hardly good enough.