Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Preposterous prosperity prophets

Tulip with evening sun
Seems there are some preachers and politicians that love to preach Jesus' message of prosperity. If we simply follow Jesus we will become rich!  Al Lewis, wrote a nice criticism of this mentality in an article "Prophets, not profits".   Among other things he notes that Jesus didn't start a liquor store after turning water into wine.  I often think of the "prosperity" of the disciples who followed Jesus, most of whom gave up all they had to follow Jesus and lost their lives as martyrs.

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