Tag Archives: money

Blessed

By | 12 Aug 2020

One of my wife’s and my favorite Bible passages is commonly known as the “Aaronic Blessing,” “Aaronic Benediction,” or “Priestly Blessing.” If you have a religious heritage based in Judaism or a liturgical Christian denomination, such as Methodist or Episcopalian, you have certainly heard it pronounced over the congregation by the rabbi or pastor, usually at the end… Read More »

The Plague of Pietism #1:
Pietism vs Christianity

By | 19 Jun 2019

The Barna Group recently found that 80% of professing Christians do not know how to apply their Christian beliefs to their everyday lives. This condition is called “pietism.” The NT calls it by another term: carnality. Pietism divides human existence between the “spiritual” and the “unspiritual” aka the “sacred” and the “secular,” therefore pietist Christians do not believe… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? # 10:
Were Jesus’ His Disciples Actually Poor?

By | 15 May 2019

One of the common objections raised against the prosperity message is that Jesus, as our perfect earthly Example, and His disciples were all poor folks who didn’t have two shekels to rub together. This article will hopefully put that myth out of our misery once and for all. One of my favorite non-fiction authors is Rodney Stark, Ph.D.,… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #8:
Objections to the Prosperity Doctrine

By | 15 Mar 2019

One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #6:
Needs vs. Wants

By | 2 Mar 2019

One of the common objections I’ve heard from the many critics I’ve encountered concerning the so-called “prosperity gospel” is a theologically silly discussion of the dichotomy between “wants” and “needs.” Both sides of this discussion lay claim to the following verse, but interpret it in entirely different ways: And my God shall supply all your need according to… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #5:
What is Success?

By | 30 Jul 2018

I felt led of the Spirit to clarify this term which is used both by those who accept and those who oppose the doctrine of divine prosperity, often with little precision in what is meant by it by either side. The pro-prosperity side tends to say that God is not the Author of failure and that God rewards… Read More »