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How Should We View Money

A pastor said God did nothing with money and Jesus didn't need money to work a miracle. How do you think we should view money and how do we get some from God?

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 ---Donna5535 on 5/18/10
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we work we get paid we pay bills we pay tithes and offering. and if you are one of those that makes a lot of money and use it wisely then God Bless you. And those of you that are jealous then evidently you are too lazy to go out and make a living, most are living off the government drawing a ssi check and are capable of working, that is same as stealing. Yes if anyone should have money its Christians. Why? because we are his children. Because he says we are the apple of his eye. It all depends on what you want out of life , do you like helping others or do you make money your God, then that is all you will ever have. Me i just want to work and to serve the Lord and to love my neighbor and to be good to all.
---Lea on 7/27/10


Money is a wonderful tool, the money we have the more good we can do!
---Pamela on 7/26/10


How do we get some from Jesus? WHAT A GOOD QUESTION, an A for you. I must tell you what God just said to me, you must wait. Hallelujah.
---catherine on 5/25/10


In the bible Jesus said, You can't love two masters.
---danie4693 on 5/25/10


donna

we are told to obey. once you contradict their 'teachings' you are labeled sinner, arrogant, prideful bec. they say 'you know more than god.'
and why are there people who think this? bec. pastors do not tell the whole truth. can they provide you with answers in 1 hour of every sunday? NO.
and I heard Pat robertson of 0700 club saying they are 'blessed'. with what? money?
and what book & verse do they commonly quote? Malachi & 10%.
'This misleading teaching plays right into man's sinful nature.' well who wants to suffer be inconvinienced?
---bill on 5/25/10




I asked this question because a sister in the Lord only works part-time and wants GOD to give her money to live off of.

She's saying I'm wrong in that I work full-time, so I'm not a true Christian (yes Christians do throw guilt trips on other Christians) because I should be spending this time in prayer...if I did that, I'd be praying for God for money...right?

So many theories out there about money.

I think my bible says, "Six days God worked and rested on the Seventh." Not the other way around, amen?
---Donna5535 on 5/25/10


Carefuly, there is a lot of counterfeit out there
---francis on 5/25/10


money isn't good or evil, it's just bits of paper and pieces of metal. It is what people do with it or if people are obsessed with it that makes it good or bad.

Sure, ask God whatever you feel you have a real need for but remember there is a difference between real need and being greedy or asking for something that you can really live without.
---annie on 5/24/10


Bill and Allen-- The mistake is pridefully assuming they know God's will regarding other people. All suffering is not a result of sin...perhaps not even most of it. (Job and the man born blind in the NT are good Bible examples) Riches, obviously, are not a direct result of obedience, considering all the wealthy people that live like the devil.

This misleading teaching plays right into man's sinful nature. God is not "the First Bank of Heaven". Promoting that image draws people AWAY from the truth of the Gospel.

Jesus taught that material wealth is nothing compared to His riches in glory. We are not to make it a focus of our lives. But TBN knows that many people do. They know how to attract an audience.
---Donna66 on 5/22/10


Bill and Allen-- The mistake is pridefully assuming they know God's will regarding other people. All suffering is not a result of sin...perhaps not even most of it. (Job and the man born blind in the NT are good Bible examples) Riches, obviously, are not a direct result of obedience, considering all the wealthy people that live like the devil.

This misleading teaching plays right into man's sinful nature. God is not "the First Bank of Heaven". Promoting that image draws people AWAY from the truth of the Gospel.

Jesus taught that material wealth is nothing compared to His riches in glory. We are not to make it a focus of our lives. But TBN knows that many people do. They know how to attract an audience.
---Donna66 on 5/22/10




donna

messages from TBN do say that. common equation that pastors / televangelist say is obey=blessing, disobedience=curse. so many are brainwashed with that equation believing that the suffering is a result of punishment.
from another website, christians say that 'it is god's will for you to be blessed' or it is god's will for you to be rich.
so if a poor person believes that it is god's will for him to be poor, he cannot do anything about it bec. he will answer to god why he is not obeying for him to be poor. then he is stuck there.
---bill on 5/21/10


how do we get some from god?

is it 'god's will' for franklin graham to have a salary of more than $100,000 or since he is the CEO of samaritan purse he decided to receive it?
what about benny hinn, dollar, copeland & mayer?

so is that the will of god?

does a poor person accept the 'will of god' for him to be poor? does that mean he will sit down until he dies bec. working hard & trying to alleviate his poverty is disobedience of 'god's will'.

is that what christianity teach & preach?
---allen on 5/21/10


Money has a value attached to it, the penny is one cent, and one hundred pennies is one dollar. Money is used to purchase food and clothing and housing. You get it by working, when you work a little you are paid a little and when you work a lot you are paid a lot.
---Eloy on 5/21/10


As Christians, we must learn to view all of our money as belonging to GOD. I believe that we should give the 10% Tithe, and then, Offerings above that...but, that's just the STARTING BASE. It is true that GOD DOES NOT NEED (OUR) MONEY. But, the fact is, is that GOD expects His followers to give some to go directly to the funding of His Kingdom Ministry on Earth. For, it DOES take money to purchase and sustain worship houses. Money for Bibles and Hymnals. Money to feed, clothe and provide shelter for the needy, etc. So, although GOD does not NEED the money, He uses it practically, and so, through His people. But, on an individual level, we should be wise with our/His money. Learn to use it HIS Way.
---Gordon on 5/21/10


We need to have a good baanced view of money.

It solves many many problems:
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom [is] a defence, [and] money [is] a defence: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

But remember whatGod said when confronted with a money situation:


Mark 12:15 bring me a penny, that I may see [it].

Mark 12:16 And they brought [it]. And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

Mark 12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
---francis on 5/21/10


as leslie said.its the love of money thats the root of all evil.if you love things your doomed,scripture also says if you love this life,you will loose life.
---tom2 on 5/21/10


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Concerning money, I hear "money is the root of all evil", or "the lack of money, is the root of all evil". I say money is not good or evil, it is just mankinds folly. But know this, those who worship money or that it the number one thing on there mind or pray to it/for it have broken commandment number one.
---Cowboy on 5/20/10


Donna66, your response is good and reasonable. Thanks. But as you say, Christians disagree among themselves. It's hard to know what they believe...
---ger.toshav on 5/19/10


ger.toshav --- A lot of Christians disagree with much of what is on TBN. Generally speaking, if you work hard you'll be better off than if you don't. That applies to Christians or non Christians. Doesn't mean you have God's approval.

Being "poor" doesn't make you favored by God either. He looks on the heart. Money is simply a means to an end.
---Donna66 on 5/19/10


I suppose that if you have lots of money, it shows you are hard-working and in God's favor. If you are poor, it shows you are lazy and rejected by God. That's the impression I get watching TBN.
---ger.toshav on 5/19/10


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Here is a story about money for you. One of my(witnessing) missionary friends who shared sponsoring missionary in Mexico with me casually made this statement one day, I've got so much money that it embarrasses me!! Question, does you're wealth embarrass you in light of others who are in need?
---mima on 5/19/10


money is THE medium of exchange.
but many has used money to enslave others. ie your employer will say to you 'if you don't like the job look for another one'.

other people sees money as a way for POWER. many lottory winners become powerful then do something stupid that ruin their lives.

many exploit the innocent & suffering to enrich themselves. when there is a disaster, donate but you don't know where it goes.

how pastors /televangelist get money is questionable. since malachi & 10% is part of the bible, they can exploit, pervert it or use any interpretation to get your money.
how do we get some from god????? HARD WORK, sharpen your skills. & THAT IS BIBLICAL.
---bill on 5/18/10


The Gospel of Holy Prosperity is a a heresy that was popularized in recent decades by the late Oral Roberts, though it might not have originated with him.

True. God does not need money to work a miracle. But I don't recall Jesus materializing shekels and denarii in the purse of the widow who gave her two mites to the Temple treasury.

We do need money to live in this world and pay for what we need, at least at present.

God has promised to supply all our NEEDS according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. But this does not mean a luxurious lifestyle. St. Paul also said, "With food and raiment let us be content."

I suggest that too many American Christians are living a bit too high on the hog.
---Cluny on 5/18/10


Most people have it backwards. The scripture says it is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil, NOT money itself. If you treat money like your god or use it in ways that do not glorify God (drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, bribes, etc.), then it is evil. Money itself is NOT evil, and Christians need it in order to do the work of the Kingdom of God. Jesus also had money, and used it to do the work of the Kingdom. If this were not true, then how come Jesus had a treasurer named Judas? You don't need a treasurer if you do not have or need money. Also, money will NOT buy salvation or God's blessings, as some prosperity gospel preachers preach. We MUST be balanced with the Word of God on this.
---Leslie on 5/18/10


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For those of you who struggle with God and money or riches, I will give you my address. I will use it for others who need it and myself while you work it out.
---aka_joseph on 5/18/10


Money is a blessing when we have plenty of it and a burden when we don't have enough. Money is a means to an end,that end is being able to pay for all the things we need to live which gives us freedom. Money also is the source of supply to promote the Kingdom of God and support God's works and workers. In Malachi 3:10 God said to the Jews,Paraphraised, Pay your tithes,give your offerings and test me and see if I won't throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you won't have room for it. What money we plant into the Kingdom of God is seed and what we harvest grows from what we plant. You don't get something for nothing,its you who determines what you get.
---Darlene_1 on 5/18/10


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