Planting Monetary Seeds
Do you believe in seed faith? and planting monetary seeds of faith with the expectation of a blessing, in particular a financial one? is seed faith planting a form of prosperity teaching?
Moderator - Not the way Word of Faith teachers preach the doctrine.
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---judy on 9/29/13
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Judy: Please in the practice of your faith, always look unto the Lord and let the Holy Spirit your counselor be. When any such announcement is made (it may be Godly motivated or not) ask God to direct you at that point what to do. For God knows the intent/plan of the heart of the person who is asking you to contribute the money.
---Adetunji on 1/16/14|
Bryan, the book of Mark does not say,
" If you look at Mark chapter 4 it shows you what halfpence when you use the word for you selfish desires."
Why do you make things up? You know you do not have to do that. You can read the passages and then give the passages so that we can check if what you are saying is true or not. Be careful with the Word of God.
You even spoke about how we can receive money, in Mark 4:18,19) concerning money,
"Now these are the ones sown among thorns, they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of the world," the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful"
---Mark_V. on 1/16/14|
rita, you are so right. God did not promise ever ever to make one rich. God promised His would inherit a mansion in heaven. this life is short and temporal. yesterday I was 35 today I am 75. short life.
---shira4368 on 1/14/14|
The teachings of the seed faith movement a.k.a. Health and Wealth ministires, is mainly corrupt.
The preachers teach, and the member expect, that God will reward them 'one hundred fold' because that is what the bible says. "He will reward us one hundred fold."
However, it does not use the words 'like for like'. These sad people want and expect big houses, big cars, jewels etc. because they believe He will give them 100 times what they gave to their church - IN CASH.
That is NOT faith, it is pure GREED and it's pretty sick also.
We can never outgive God but He is concerned about what we NEED (not want) and supplies that in full measure.
---Rita_H on 1/14/14|
Don't get the word out of it context. Yes you can sow money and reap money. But the purpose to sowing is that you sow the Gospel so you will reap the Gospel the riches of it are greater the worldly money. Cause it's treasures will never go away. If you look at Mark chapter 4 it shows you what halfpence when you use the word for you selfish desires. Your fruit may start to stinkth.
---BRYAN on 1/12/14|
Yes! believe the moderator, right!
call myself " sew the seeds" and I never SEED Zero! Only more mail, "shunk' n jive"
Sister send just 25$ more or
send X amount about more", it' not the way they explain..
I thank God for what I have a roof over my head, thank God ..little what I do have I am happy! Like a child play in the dirt! ha!ha!
---Lidia4796 on 10/29/13|
A lot depends on motive. If a person thinks that will get rich just because they have given money to something, they probably won't get it. About the only people I know who "push" this concept are radio & TV Preachers. They are about the only ones who benefit from this. This doesn't mean God won't give you a "good return on your investment", but it may not be in money. But, it still comes down to motive for giving money. There is nothing wrong with having lots of money, but how you use what the Lord has given you is the main factor along with motive.
---wivv on 10/7/13|
Be careful how you use the word, God has give you. Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8. The first parable Jesus taught us. People say it is teaching about Money, but that is not the point of the Parable It is about the word of God and How it will be use in you life, when you hear it, Seed faith is another religion thing. There is seed time but that is talking about the word not money, But you can use the word for that purpose but u may not like your fruit on your tree when your harvest comes in.
---Bryan on 10/4/13|
"Giving" with the expection of receiving something back is not giving. That is investing. Investments fail and we receive nothing in return.
When we truly give we are to release all attachment to the items given. If we are expecting something in return then we are still maintaining our attachment to the item.
We can not buy God's blessings no matter what a "faith/prosperity" preacher says. If it were true why do they always ask for money. Why don't they give and get?
---Elder on 10/1/13|
moderator is right on. if someone gives just to get something back, that is not giving from your heart. I have also given but I don't expect anything from people I give to. I don't have much but I enjoy giving what I have.
---shira4368 on 9/30/13|
It is a false teaching. Were it true every member of that type of church who was giving in the way they are asked to do (and most do) would all be driving cars of the same value as their pastor's car (same goes for the houses they live in). Reality shows us that it is only the pastor and his cohorts who have plenty.
It's an evil teaching but those who fall for it have put themselves in that position because of GREED and ignorance of what God's Word actually says.
---Rita_H on 9/30/13|
I have been giving, for some while. But this does not mean I have been getting a major sum of money dumped on me so I can do what I want with it. But I get what is good in connection with living and loving for God. Everything comes for a love purpose, not only rescuing me from debt and feeling bad about myself so I can then waste more money on myself and my own lusts.
"Let all that you do be done with love." (1 Corinthians 16:14) Invest in this (c:
---willie_c: on 9/30/13|
That is a heart question?
The same sacrifice can be given by two different people and get two different outcomes based on their reasoning. One is blessed due to obedience, the other is trapped in fear from religious performance. Case in point Cain and Abel.
---Scott1 on 9/30/13|
"Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luk 6:38
Seed time and harvest will be in effect for the duration of this age, and the harvest will always be greater than the seed, what ever that seed may be.
The problem for some, is Balaam's error, giving or blessing, motivated solely by a desire for monetary gain.
---joseph on 9/30/13|
Whether you call it "seed faith" or whatever, it's a false doctrine, rightly called the "hundredfold heresy" by some evangelical writers.
Have you ever noticed that the big preachers of "seed faith" invariably say that their wallets are the fields you're supposed to plant your dollars into?
Consider the case of Simon Magus. HE wanted to plant money into the Apostle's wallets so he could have a "share in their ministry" and reap rewards. St. Peter told him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought the gift of God could be purchased by money."
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/30/13|
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal... For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
This is sobering - "And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is an holy God, he is a jealous God, he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins." Joshua 24:19
---christan on 9/30/13|