Saturday, November 23, 2013
Misquoted Scripture | Institute of Love
Here is a scripture that has often been misused and taken out of context by prosperity preachers to make you give them money; “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38 NLT) Jesus was not speaking about money here, but about the spiritual law of action and reaction. He is showing us that the actions we take, together with the severity of those actions, will cause a return in the same way and in the same manner. In other words, Jesus was speaking about the way be behave! When we give love, we receive love, when we hate, we will receive hatred, when we give mercy, we will receive mercy, when we judge others, we will be judged, and so on. Can this be applied to the giving of money? Yes. Was Jesus speaking about giving money – NO!!!