reaching for the windex

windexa few months ago i posted about the prosperity gospel. here’s a quote on that topic from a book i am reading:

“Like a dirty window, the properity gospel blocks an authentic view of Christ. But we’re reaching for the Windex. People are starving for the real story of God, and what do we read them? A lullaby of luxury. When has buying a faster car or wearing a nicer suit ever drawn anyone closer to Christ? If God wants us to be rich, why wasn’t Jesus rich? Jesus was born of a peasant mother in a filthy stable in an unimportant town. He was smuggled to Egypt, worked as a carpenter’s assistant, and hung out with fishermen, lepers, and prostitutes. He had no home, few possessions, couldn’t pay His taxes, was deserted by His followers, humiliated and stripped, flogged with a whip, nailed to a tree, laughed at, spit on, beat up, hung out to dry, and raised up to die. Sounds like a gospel of poverty, not prosperity, to me. ‘Go sell whatever you own and give it to the poor,’ Jesus told the rich man” (Godology: Because Knowing God Changes Everything, p. 94).

get the book and read more…


~ by david on August 13, 2009.

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