You can't serve God and Mammon

Discussion in 'Religious Discussions' started by 45Auto, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    'Mammon is used to describe greed, avarice, and unjust worldly gain in Biblical literature. Mammon is personified as a false god in the New Testament.{Mt.6.24; Lk.16.13} The term is often used to refer to excessive materialism or greed as a negative influence.'

    Here in the U.S. we have something called "Prosperity Theology." Which stands for the concept that wealth is an indication of God's favor upon those who donate money for the church. Does Prosperity Theology serve God or Mammon?
     
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    mammon for my 2 cents
     

  3. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    i believe God views prosperity differently than we do. i generally tune out "prosperity theology"... bc to me, the majority of the time, it comes across as WRONG MOTIVE.

    but, i love the prayer of Jabez & pray it daily. God has blessed me & my family & i believe part of that is a direct result of praying this prayer. when i refer to being blessed, i'm not talking about financial wealth, though God has blessed us w/ our financial needs being met.


    1 Chronicles 4
    10And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
     
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  5. reflex1

    reflex1 Well-Known Member

    Amen - daily prayer to start the day!
     
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