Beware of False Prophets Who Teach A Prosperity Gospel
By David J. Stewart
1st Timothy 6:6, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
I am amazed at how accurate the Bible is about everything. I read this Scripture today and it jumped out at me so clearly. We've all heard televangelists teach that financial gain is God's will for everyone's life; but 1st Timothy 6:5 says only men of corrupt minds, who are destitute of the truth, think that financial successes equates with godliness...
1st Timothy 6:5, “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”
There you have it, perverse minds think that financial gain is godliness!
God says to withdraw thyself from these type of people; namely, Pentecostals and Charismatics who teach a prosperity gospel. ALL televangelists teach that God wants everyone rich in this temporarily earthly life; but they're the only one's getting rich, swindling people. A prosperity gospel errantly claims that God wants everyone to be rich; but first you have to give your money to the person preaching.
The 700 Club survives on this type of exploitation of the public. They show testimony after testimony of people (I think rigged) who claim that they gave their last $20, and now they have a better job, two cars, a new home... blah, blah, blah! Pat Robertson is not my hero, I'll tell you that! The 700 Club is a notorious example of what the prosperity gospel heresy is. That's all they teach! The entire Ecumenical Movement is saturated with prosperity heresies. The truth is that you may give everything to God and end up poorer, as most people do who send their money to Benny Hinn, The 700 Club, Mike Murdock, Peter Popoff, Don Stewart and other shysters. Don't be a fool with God money.
Everything that you own belongs to God. We are all living on borrowed time from God. That baby you aborted was lent to you by God, but you destroyed it instead. One Scripture that you'll never hear from a televangelist is 1st Timothy 6:8 that says, “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” No, instead use appeal to your covetousness, with slick words, and before you know it they suckered you in for the long haul, taking your money. This is exactly what God said they would do to people. 2nd Peter 2:3, “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
Hell will be hot enough, which is where they're all going! The world is filled with religious phonies who exploit the Gospel for their own greedy gain. God says that their damnation hasn't been delayed, meaning they are damned this very moment! They have already been judged, found guilty, and will split Hell wide open when they breath their last breath. God's Law condemns all humanity as guilty (Romans 3:19). This is why Hebrews 9:27 says after death, the judgment, because the second you die you'll go to either Heaven or Hell. At The Great White Throne of Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15), God will open the Books, no doubt because there will be people who call God unfair and partial
The Bible teaches in 1st Timothy 6:6 that Godliness with contentment (i.e., being satisfied with just food and raiment (1st Timothy 6:8), are GREAT GAIN. Amen to that! God is the best investment!
Jesus told us in Matthew 6:20 to lay up treasures in Heaven! Souls is the greatest investment! What are you doing to get souls into Heaven? What are you doing to teach others how to get souls into Heaven? Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
All we hear nowadays are gimmicks, advertising schemes, high-pressure sales tactics, and that gold is the best investment. They're all carnally-minded. God is the best investment my friend!!!
The following Scripture warns us about false prophets who teach that God wants us all to be wealthy here on earth...
1st Timothy 6:4-6, “He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
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