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*This article is a follow up to this one: https://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.
|Does God care if you are rich or poor?
How are we to view wealth and prosperity
from a Christian Perspective?
Several times over the years I have seen some Christians react negatively to the idea expressed in the title of this article. Make the claim that living out Christianity will tend to cause all kinds of prosperity
Consider the Story of Domenic Johansson:
The Bible contains instructions about how parents should train up their children. I am unaware of anything in the Bible that teaches that The State should be doing this. I am also unaware of anything in the Bible or in the Heart of God that gives The State sovereignty over the family in family matters.
What do you think? Let me know by commenting below!
More about the Johansson Story: http://friendsofdomenic.blogspot.com
The Domenic Johansson Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/returndomenic/
If you have questions about America’s “war culture” come on over and read the article and tell me your thoughts and questions. Maybe you
Here is a scarier way to ask the question: How does Jesus feel about Christians participating directly or indirectly in war? Is Jesus a pacifist? Does he want us to stay uninvolved in all wars?
On the other hand, how does Jesus feel about the American