*This article is a follow up to this one: http://jondavisjr.com/2012/05/03/christianity-causes-prosperity/
Gary Brumbelow responded to my comments at the Darrow Miller and Friends Blog here: http://darrowmillerandfriends.com/2012/05/10/does-dna-teach-the-prosperity-gospel/
Thanks for the thoughts Mr. Brumbelow!
Here are the comments I left in response to that article:
Well, now I feel special. ?
Thanks for your response.
I found this very interesting:
It seems that in Christ prosperity flows from the internal to the external. I love the way it is said in the greeting in 3rd John:
I believe that this includes material prosperity as well as soul prosperity, but not in the sense of it being a formula or a right. It is more like a “tendency.” It is also quite natural. Being changed on the inside leads to living differently on the outside. Living according to God’s principles tends to produce God’s results (unless He permits testing or persecution, of course).
So I am looking for the right way to say it to try and remove the stumbling blocks from those who have prosperity-gospel-phobia. ?
I think I would say it like this:
What do you think? (or what does anybody passing by this way think?) Is that a good way to say it? Am I missing anything?
Somehow this needs to be included:
I’ve already gotten some warnings to beware of the word “prosperity.” But, wow, the Bible sure has a lot to say about all kinds of prosperity, and it seems that material prosperity is included in that content.