8/31/2013 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman

August 29th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 8/31/2013 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Throughout the centuries, the church has watched as the pendulum swung between two thoughts: vows of poverty and the “prosperity gospel.” In times past, Christians equated oaths of poverty with deep spiritual maturity; whereas the “prosperity gospel” echoes the opposite…wealth is a sign of God’s favor. Both extremes offer a false sense of spirituality and a wrong view of God. Poverty does not necessarily enhance spirituality, and the “prosperity gospel” is not the real gospel. God may prosper us but that is secondary—a relationship with Christ is primary.
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