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Are Today's Churches teaching selfishness?


Many churches today teach that we need to "do good works for God" and that if we do this good works "we will be rewarded". If we are doing good works simply to make God happy so we can get rewarded aren't we only serving ourselves? Does this not break the command to "love our neighbor"?

 
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21 months ago
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    Elder Curtis Shelton (Eldercurk) 21 months ago

    If we live right God will bless us anyway, sowing into the kingdom is essential, but to give with the wrong intentions is not right. Giving is very necessary if we give with good intentions.

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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 21 months ago

    Those who teach this are often very subtle about it.

    Most do not understand that good works are horizontal, done to meet the needs of our neighbors. Not vertical, done for God, for it is not God who needs our works.


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Norine Williams says

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21 months ago