Thursday, October 06, 2011

Material prosperity and the gospel

For my disclaimer on this series, see here

“In the dawn of this new phase in redemptive history, no teachers (including Jesus) in the New Testament ever promise material wealth as a reward for obedience. As it this were not startling enough to first-century Jews (and twenty-first century American Christians), we also see no verse in the New Testament where God's people are ever again commanded to build a majestic place of worship. Instead, God's people are told to be the temple—the place of worship.”— Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, page 117

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Take that you "name it—claim it—stomp on it and frame it" or, as my cousin says, "Gab it and grab it" preachers!

Pretty amazing, isn't it? We are the temple of God! That is so amazing...
</idle musing>

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