Monday, February 01, 2010

Paul's View on the prosperity Gospel

“I’ve never, as you so well know, had any taste for wealth or fashion.34 With these bare hands I took care of my own basic needs and those who worked with me.35 In everything I’ve done, I have demonstrated to you how necessary it is to work on behalf of the weak and not exploit them. You’ll not likely go wrong here if you keep remembering that our Master said, ‘You’re far happier giving than getting.’ - Acts 20 v 33

Seems to me like Paul hadn't quite signed up for the "prosperity" Gospel as it is today.
He didn't desire an Armani Suit or Rolex watch.
As a bi vocational volunteer church leader he filled the known world with the message of Jesus as well as supporting his missionary team.
He didn't use his fame to attract riches but used his influence to help the vulnerable and voiceless.
He preferred to follow the example of our servant saviour rather than twist His words for selfish gain.

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