(Look how God has blessed us and how much we are doing for God–GODLINESS FOR GAIN. Paul said to Timothy do not say this because you came into this world with nothing and you will leave with nothing; and you should be glad that you have enough to eat.) Richard Duke
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel. Xodus 1:12
Affluence does not empower the church, it creates the Laodicean church.“
Dr. Michael Lake
Exodus 1:12 King James Version
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Exodus 1:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.
Understanding the Kingdom 12
a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
PHILOSOPHYthe doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.
After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world
The Deceit of Affluence-Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, right?
Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him