This is really freeing!
Michael lives in Sweden, and is a Facebook friend.
“The prosperity gospel says that Godliness is a means to financial gain, and the Bible says that if you think that Godliness is a means to financial gain you have a corrupt mind….”
“The greatest danger of the prosperity preaching is that it glorifies luxury, but it despises simplicity.”
– Michael Grenholm
Paul in 1 Tim. 6:
3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and doesn’t consent to sound words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, 4 he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions, 5 constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. Withdraw yourself from such.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can’t carry anything out. 8 But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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God vs Wealth pt 9: The Prosperity Gospel
The prosperity gospel is a popular teaching in many Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal churches. Even though there are a lot of different views on prosperity, the concept is usually understood as economic blessings that God wants to give all believers. If you have a strong faith in God, you’ll get rich. Godliness is a means to financial gain.
But what does the Bible say? Well, in 1 Tim 6:5, Paul speaks about “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.” So the prosperity gospel is simply corrupt and untrue.
The “Tithing” Scam Exposed – Kenneth Copeland guilt tripping, instead of teaching people to be led by the Holy Spirit
The love of money gone amuck among preachers: Taking money from the poor by giving them false hope is $$$big$$$ business! Kenneth Copeland – “I am a billionaire.”
The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit
[My Dream] Tithing? “No, it’s a Holy Spirit thing!!”
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
Russell Kelly: REASONS TO OPPOSE N.T. TITHING
Russell Kelly: TITHERS’ MATTHEW 5:17 PROBLEM
Russell Kelly, Ph.D.: Reply to Jim Feeney, Ph.D. on Tithing
Many Pastors Still Teach Old Covenant, Pre-Pentecost Tithing—Not Spirit-Led Giving
Tithing or the Carriage Driver? [From the Let Us Be ONE prophecy]
Creflo Dollar: “Pay Tithes or get SHOT!”
David Bercot CD teaching: What The Early Christians Believed About Tithing and Fasting? “You might be surprised to know…”
Teaching tithing keeps the little (and the big) children from coming to Jesus where they can have life!
Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it was PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”
All of my Tithing or Spirit-led posts