Monday, November 23, 2009

Is money-making and Godliness compatable?

In many versions of Gospel-preaching there tends to be emphasis on the self-sacrificing nature of Christianity. According to these preachers, its easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than richman to go to heaven. The meek (implicitly, the poor), shall inherit the earth. There seems to be a contradiction with go ye and multiply and the various tales that Jesus demonstrated about being fruitful. 2ndly, heaven is unlikely to come tomorrow or rather, its just as likely that come tomorrow, you'll have to pay bills. Its thus to focus on making sure that you are being fruitful enough so that (a) you can build God's kingdom (b) you can generous unto those who are unable to be fruitful.

I believe what God wants is for us to not put money-making before a relationship with Him.

3 comments:

Maishinski said...

Wealth is not the problem.. its what you do with it and how much value you place on it above God and your fellow humabn beings...

MainaT said...

Maishinski- I agree sir. Are you travelling this Xmas?

Maishinski said...

Most definitely... Looking forward to some heavy indulgence... Nyama Choma, Mutura, Supu, Ugali etc.

Coast is also beckoning... I think am not yet too old for the annual Beach party @ Noons!

:-)