Monday, August 19, 2013

Don’t Let Anybody Condemn You If You Don’t Have Enough | Institute of Love

Prosperity preachers love to use the following Bible scripture to bolster and promote their false teachings that Jesus became poor so we can become financially rich; “You know how full of love and kindness our Lord Jesus Christ was. Though he was very rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.” 2. Corinthians 8:9 NLT  No! The true meaning of this scripture is that Jesus became poor by giving up His rights as God and becoming human. Yet in doing so, He made us “rich” because we now received salvation and eternal life. Therefore, don't let anybody talk down on you for not having enough, or make you feel guilty or less worth as if you have done something wrong or don’t have enough faith if you don’t have enough money. Jesus didn't condemn the woman who dropped two pennies in the collection box in the Temple for being poor, or teach her the “ten keys” for unlocking divine prosperity in her life so she would become a “better” giver, as so many of these false prosperity preachers make you believe. Instead, Jesus praised and honored this poor widow in front of His disciples for her generous gift, even though it was by far the smallest. (See Mark 12:41-44)  That's why it says in the book of James 1:9 NLT: “Christians who are poor should be glad, for God has honored them!”

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