Thursday, September 14, 2006

Spiritual social climbing

Does God want you to be rich?

As the TIME article mentioned, the most obvious problem with prosperity theology is that it shifts your attention from the gift-giver to the gift itself. "God becomes a means to an end, not an end in Himself," says Southwestern Baptist's Phillips. This is in no way different from the 19 year old chick who marries a multi-millionaire octagenarian because she 'really loves him'. If we find this girl's act repulsive, how would it compare to accepting the blood of the Messiah so we can have a top-model car?

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wandering storyteller said...

hey john, really just had to let this out =P

Anonymous said...

hi moks! miss you too, man. haha. oo nga la kang YM, magselos si _R_? nah. haha. sa intramuros malapit sa dating mcdo ung recent pic sa wideawake. ;) - kj

kapihan sa kanto said...

hi moks! just dropping by :)

{illyria} said...

but what if she really loves him? i know, that's beside the point. but it did occur to me that the age thing could've just been a fluke, and that the top-model car thing could've just really been a bonus.

kitchie said...

Hello Moks,

Just dropping by.

I can see you have a new blog =)