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Entry for October 3, 2006

According to CNN recently, 61% of churchmembers believe in the Gospel of Prosperity, which essentially says that Christians are only poor if they do not understand the Bible.  How contrary this is to the sound doctrine of the teachings of Jesus, the same Jesus who said, "Blessed are the poor", and "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these {needed} things will be added to you."  The same Jesus who taught us to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread".  Now if by any work of imagination, you can call daily bread, or daily needs, prosperity, then you have some support from the Bible for this old fashioned thought pattern in American Thought called "The Gospel of Wealth" and the "corollary of success."

In reality what we have here is a perversion of the Gospel and another evidence of unsound doctrine of the category of II Timothy as the time in history comes when "they will not endure sound doctrine".  This intolernce of sound doctrine clearly speaks of the time of the Falling Away, which just places one more nail in the coffin of churches and churchmembers to indicate that we are well into the Falling Away.  You talk about Bob Woodward's book on "Self-Denial"; well, today churches and churchmembers are in self-denial about the realities of the Falling Away.  This very evidence of silence on the subject is itself a proof, along with such teachings of false doctrine and intolerance toward sound doctrine as the Gospel of Prosperity, that we in the world, including the US, are well into the Falling Away.  In order to read more on the Gospel of Prosperity, go to: short_message_prosperity.html

To read more on the Falling Away, go to "Christ, Paul, and the Falling Away", the book of Hebrews on the home site of SunGrist Bible Commentaries for this site. product_LCCvol4.html

2006-10-03 15:55:14 GMT
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