Should Christian’s have wealth, and if so should they flaunt it?
dont see anything wrong with Christians having wealth, are they not also inhabitants of the earth like non Christians,
Dont Christians also work the same as non Christians
The Christians God owns the earth and why shouldn't his children have his wealth, as his children also.
Christians can have wealth but they should certainly never flaunt it but rather if they are wealthy try and help people who have not been as lucky as themselves.
The Bible says....That the love of money is the root of all evil. It does not say that you can not have money. In Fact, God has a plan for us to prosper which could include wealth. There is nothing in the Bible that says Christian should not have wealth. King David- a man after God's own heart- was wealthy. The bible says. Abram(Abraham) was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold,
Quotes from the Bible:
"The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. "
"Yet He is not partial to princes, Nor does He regard the rich more than the poor; For they [are] all the work of His hands.
The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD [is] the maker of them all. "
"Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, And a bird in flight may tell the matter. "
"Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus."
But Jesus also warns that it would be hard for a rich person not to be affected and become foolish. God has blessed people with money. Money is not the sin. The love of money is the sin. Wealthy people are to use the money that they have been blessed with for the Glory of God. The Bible also warns against flaunting wealth. This is what the Bible says.
"Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy."
Jesus said that you cannot serve both God and money. Furthermore he said not to love money. As a Christian you can be wealthy, but you should not aim to keep yourself wealthy. If you can live on $30k and you're making $60k, why not live on $35k and generously support missions?
If you worked hard for it, then you deserve to do whatever you want with it, but it would be nice if you can help out others as well=)
yes we need wealth so that we can help the poor.poeple are ot there suffering one way or another.like a single mother not haveing food or clothes for her childeren.
They should...not through money or gold. But through the Lord Jesus Christ. And when you have that wealth, you should flaunt it. So that others can find out that you don't need money, or cars, or a big house. All you truley need is Jesus.
The bible says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. It doesn't say money is evil. I believe that Christians should have wealth because it allows us to give more abundantly. So, we don't need to flaunt our prosperity.. we just need to give back
no they should not if you are a christian you should be humble follow Jesus Christ exsample because he said '' he the follow me shall not walk in drkness but shall have the light of life'' therefore if we are true christian we will be perfect as our father in heaven is perfect '' he that exsalt himself shall be a base and he that humble himself shall be exsalted'' this just means that if you try to boast and flaunt you will get nowhere withe lord but if you are humble the lord will see fit to bless you.
There is nothing biblical that suggest wealth is wrong. It is always how we choose to use what God has given us. Flaunting is pride and you know what the Bible says about pride. If we have wealth and become blind to suffering humanity, then I think we fail in our responsibilities to our fellow man. Whom God gives much, He expects much.
Love and hugs,
Acts 4:32-34 says: "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need."
The early church didn't "try to help" or "give back" they gave ALL! As Christians we must use wealth to love people and not the other way around. So yes, if you are blessed you must bless others. Giving should be sacrificial it should cost you something, meaning you are choosing to do without in order to give. Wealth is for sharing not hording.
Of course Christians can be wealthy; there's nothing biblical indicating that we're all supposed to give up everything and be poor. After all, many Christians are wealthy because God gave them that opportunity in order to help others.
As far as flaunting wealth goes, that's a no-no for both Christians and non-Christians alike. For Christians, God calls on us to be humble.
Wealth is a choice.....that if we use the gift bestowed in us, we may gain material wealth which we have to bear with christian responsibility. Yet in essence, real wealth does not lie on earth but in heaven. So we must invest good things in this life to gain wealth in heaven.
In reply to Lady E
"Matthew Ashimolowo KICC - his church is the wealthiest in Europe (worth £Millions) and people are murmuring about it, they don't expect a church to be rich."
I have visited his impressive church recently. His church is the largest in Europe probably, but definitely NOT the most wealthy! I have no stats but I would reckon the earning per capita in the church would be in the lowest quartile in the UK! The reason I say this is because I know some really rich churches nearby and I know and love the major people group populating his church.
As regards people murmuring about it - I live here in the UK, and this is the first time I've heard anyone mention it!
Abba desires for us to always have plenty, but for a day by day basis. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having lots of money, but if you're a true Christian God will cause you to want to give more.
More money, more responsibility towards Christs Path.
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