My 2-cent worth about the Prosperity Gospel

by Patrick Liew on December 28, 2015

The concept of well being in the Bible is not just about financial well being. It encompasses physical emotional, and social well being.
Prosperity is also not about having tons of money. It’s about having adequate resources to fulfill God’s will in our lives. The emphasis is on His will and not ours.
The end point in life is not about position, profit, power, possession, pleasure or prestige.
It’s about fulfilling what Abraham Marslow termed as the highest level of needs – the desire for self-transcendence.

In other words, we should live for God and through Him serve others and the environment, and make our world a better home.

To do that, we need to obey God and follow the values, principles and conduct as mentioned in the Bible.

As they say, the Bible stands for basic instructions before leaving earth.

For example, there are more verses about money than many other topics in the Bible. If we apply the biblical precepts of money management, we should not be in need.

The Church has a responsibility to fulfill God’s will on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).

We are called to help the poor, heal the broken-hearted, release the captives, and free the prisoners (Isaiah 61:1).

One of the services we can provide is to help free people from the clutches of poverty.

At one of the highest levels in the taxonomy of services to alleviate poverty, we should help improve financial literacy level on an individual, community, and national level.

In doing so, we can help the poor to feed themselves, quench their thirst, and acquire their own shelter (Matthew 25:34-40).

All good things, including wealth comes from the above.

We are but only His stewards and custodians and our responsibility is to use these resources for God and for the greatest good.


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