If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
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.