"Who would want to get in on something when you're miserable, poor, broke, and ugly and you just have to muddle through until you get to heaven?"
- Popular television preacher Joyce Meyer, arguing that God wants us to be wealthy (Time, Sept 18)
"This idea that God wants everybody to he wealthy? There is a word for that: baloney. It's creating a false idol. You don't measure your self-worth by your net-worth. I can show you millions of faithful followers of Christ who live in poverty, Why isn't everyone in the church a millionaire?"
- Rick Warren, megachurch pastor and author of the Purpose Driven Life (Time, Sept 18)
Dec 29, 2006
I did a series of posts in September on the Poverty Gospel. Recently I found these quotes and wanted to add them to the conversation... rather interesting how Christians can fall on two sides of the same fence.