By Mark L. Vincent
This generic ebook information what Christians think approximately incomes and utilizing cash. each one bankruptcy ends with open-ended eventualities for mirrored image and dialogue.
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Then again, it could do that," he says. No economist claims complete knowledge. 4. Money lives among the things we are tempted to worship. If money lives longer, has greater power, and is shrouded in mystery, it begins to sound like a god. Page 23 5. Money mimics everything promised in the New Jerusalem. The Christian's eternal reward includes no crying, plentiful feasts and beautiful housing. With money we purchase a virtually real imitation. It might not be a wedding feast of the Lamb, but for seven bucks you eat all you want at Ponderosa.
Contented people know, with Paul, that they cannot take anything out of this world, and that they can be satisfied with meeting basic needs. Paul discourages believers from assuming that Christianity means automatic financial prosperity. In earlier verses of 1 Timothy 6, Paul described the kind of people who cannot discern between need and desire: A. They give up on the teachings of Jesus and the body of doctrinal instruction that comes from it (v. 3). It is not so much that Page 25 they stop believing in Jesus as their Savior, but they do stop letting the gospel collide with their lifestyle and bring change.
We believe that all these resources, as well as our lives, are entrusted to us to use for the glory of God, for the furtherance of his kingdom and for the benefit of others. Page 17 This Call to Faithful Stewardship recognizes the pressures of our world to influence Christians to conform to its materialistic, accumulative and consumptive values. Thus there is a need for the church to call Christians to live by the teachings of Christ and his Word as faithful stewards. This is a call to the Mennonite Church to give special attention to faithful stewardship in the following ways: A CALL TO RECEIVE GRATEFULLY 1.