Gospel of Wealth: Putting the Best Face on Extreme Riches
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
I, Paul, an old man,
and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus,
urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,
whose father I have become in my imprisonment;
I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you.
I should have liked to retain him for myself,
so that he might serve me on your behalf
in my imprisonment for the gospel,
but I did not want to do anything without your consent,
so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.
Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while,
that you might have him back forever,
no longer as a slave
but more than a slave, a brother,
beloved especially to me, but even more so to you,
as a man and in the Lord.
How the Health and Wealth Gospel Twists Scripture
In the pre-Nicene Church this threefold body of teachings -- i.e., the for the faith-based believers, the Intermediate teachings for the more advanced, and the knowledge of how to enter the Inner Kingdom and learn directly from the Logos/Son of God for those who achieved a degree of Spiritual Maturity, was condemned in the first century by Celsus who accused the Church of promoting a -- conveying to the inner core of spiritually mature Christians an entirely different doctrine than the outer faith-based believers. The Church Father Origen was eventually commissioned to make an official reply to Celsus, wherein Origen explained:
A man of true biblical insight and intellect would want to know why mankind in his organic condition, would reject what Paul calls the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God as absolute utter To the degree that when Paul states that he was (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ) -- an intelligent seeker of Truth would immediately question as to why what a Disciple who enters the Kingdom experiences? When Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians at Corinth who he, himself, originally instructed, that they were yet to carnal in their understanding to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospel -- which is often referred to as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- he conveyed to them the reality that they would judge and even condemn this higher reality of the Spirit as absolute -- i.e., (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). Thus, it is imperative to ask the question: What is the ? The condition of mankind that Paul is making reference to, would just as well be portrayed as -- or, of the physical body. The , is the human being.
5 Errors of the Prosperity Gospel
(iii) The most important point is this. Both Matthew and Luke give us a version of the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew's version there are 107 verses. Of these 107 verses 29 are found all together in Lk.6:20-49; 47 have no parallel in Luke's version; and 34 are found scattered all over Luke's gospel in different contexts.
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(i) He came proclaiming the gospel, or, as the King James and Revised Standard Version have it, he came preaching. Now, as we have already seen, preaching is the proclamation of certainties. Therefore, Jesus came to defeat men's ignorance. He came to tell them the truth about God, to tell them that which by themselves they could never have found out. He came to put an end to guessing and to groping, and to show men what God is like.
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Now, as we have seen, Matthew is essentially the teaching gospel; it is Matthew's characteristic that he collects the teaching of Jesus under certain great headings; and it is surely far more likely that Matthew collected Jesus' teaching into one whole pattern, than that Luke took the pattern and broke it up and scattered the pieces all over his gospel. The Sermon on the Mount is not one single sermon which Jesus preached on one definite situation; it is the summary of his consistent teaching to his disciples. It has been suggested that, after Jesus definitely chose the Twelve, he may have taken them away into a quiet place for a week or even a longer period of time, and that, during that space, he taught them all the time, and the Sermon on the Mount is the distillation of that teaching.
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Jesus, too, called on these fishermen to follow him. It is interesting to note what kind of men they were. They were not men of great scholarship, or influence, or wealth, or social background. They were not poor, they were simple working people with no great background, and certainly, anyone would have said, with no great future.