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Section 10A .. The Contemporary Church/
... Serving A Different Master

 

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Index To
The Prosperity Doctrine
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Does God Want Us To Be Rich?

    INDEX

     Section I: Introduction and Origins
    What is the Prosperity Doctrine? Does God Want You to Be Rich?,
    Origins of The Prosperity Gospel,
    New Thought, Comparing The Methodology, 'Christianizing' Occult Concepts
    Napoleon Hill and Clement Stone


     Section II: The Whole Counsel of God
    What it Means, If Positive Confession Is True the Scriptures Are Full Of Ignorant People.
    A Perplexing Issue... The Prosperity Of Godless People


     Section III:  Supposed Proof Texts / Rhema Vs. Logos
    John 10:10 .. an abundant life?
    John 10:10, Matthew 5:5 and Real Estate.. the meek shall inherit the real estate?
    John 14:14 (and 15:16).. ask anything in my name
    Mark 9:22-23.. all things are possible
    Matthew 18:19-20 .. if two of you shall agree
    Matthew 19:16-30 and Mark 10:17-45..
    Mark 11:23-24 .. casting mountains into the sea
    John 15:7.. ask whatsoever ye will
    3 John 1:2 .. in all things thou mayest prosper
    Philippians 4:13 .. I can do all things in him
    Malachi 3:10 .. receiving tenfold back from the Lord?
    Neither Rhema Nor Logos are what they are made out to be and are often used interchangeably


     Section IV: Joel Osteen’s ‘Proof Texts’
    The Blind Leading The Blind


     Section V:  General Principles Behind The Prosperity Doctrine
    Equating wealth with faith and godliness, God wants you to be wealthy
    Rewards now? Prosperity and The Tele-Evangelists.


     Section VI: In The Service of God OR Mammon, The Crown Without The Cross, Prayer and The Sovereignty of God
    Covetousness and Greed, Needs Vs. Wants, The Best of Both Worlds?


     Section VII:  Conclusion
    Does God Want Us To Be Poor?, The Link Between Love and Desire, Front and Center Stage
    Universal Application?, Muddling Through?, God's Less Than Wealthy Servants
    God Funds His Own Projects
    How Does Thought Precede Physical Form?, The End Result.. Rendering The Creator Redundant
    Finally

     

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    Also See

    Lifestyles of the TeleEvangelists
    Capitalizing on Christianity has proved to be far more lucrative than starting a new religion.

    Tithing
    The Apostle Paul never once appealed to tithing even though he obviously often suffered financial difficulties. However, he wrote rather a lot about FREELY giving financial support where one is able. (In-depth Article)

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    The Nine Week Timetable

    In PlainSite.org Note: I read this piece a long time ago, and saved it without noting the source. However it is way too good not to be used here. Therefore with apologies to the author..

    Recently, I was watching a TV "ministry" (hucksters) who were urging people to send them money and they were guaranteeing a 100 fold return on the seed-faith money. Well, if I took them at their word and started with "sowing" $10 a week, I should start expecting to receive a $1000 a week in return. If after that I gave 10 percent of the $1000 ($100) I received per week, I could then expect to receive $100,000 per week. If after that I gave 10 percent of the $100,000 ($10,000) per week, I could then expect to receive $10, 000, 000 per week. In nine weeks I would be richer than Bill Gates (net worth ~ $30 billion) who is an atheist and does not give anything to the Lord's work. The following table summarizes the results:

    Period

    Amount Given ($)

    Amount Received ($)

    1

    10

    1000

    2

    100

    10,000

    3

    1000

    100,000

    4

    10,000

    1,000,000

    5

    100,000

    10,000,000

    6

    1,000,000

    100,000,000

    7

    10,000,000

    1,000,000,000

    8

    100,000,000

    10,000,000,000

    9

    1,000,000,000

    100,000,000,000

    If instead I gave this amount once a year, I still would be the richest man in the world in ten years. If this is really what Jesus meant, then why do these "ministers" have to ask for money at all? Could not they apply the same principles and reap the money themselves?

    Sound Ridiculous? Sure it is! But no more so than the extravagant promises made day in and day out by the hucksters on televisions 

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