Wednesday, March 21, 2007

the prosperity gospel part 1

I will now begin a series of posts on prosperity and the gospel. This is a frustrating topic for me, when thinking about America.

First, here are some quotes...

Job, in his final appeal, says this:
"If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence, if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant or because my hand had found much, if I have looked at the sun when it shone, or the moon moving in splendor, and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand, this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have been false to God above." Job 31. 24-28

Cotton Mather said this,
"Religion begat prosperity and the daughter devoured the mother"