Is it contradicting to benefit financially on hubs about proving ones faith to others?
Please don't take offense and lash out by reporting me or voting me down. I merely am just framing the elephant in the room with all good intentions. Its just a question?
As an atheist, I have to say no. I often read Hubs pertaining to my (lack of) faith, but I also read those about different religions. I find them interesting, and finding out what makes people tick is one of my biggest interests. Though I will say that some of the Hubs go entirely too far, everyone has the right to their own opinion and, as long as they aren't violating HubPages policies, I think they should publish whatever they want.
I am always believing in sharing.
Even though in Hub's discussion, one gets benefit but that does not really matter as being able to share opinions. It is like a learning process which benefit everyone.
So, it is not as bad as proving ones faith to contradict with earning.
I am a Christian. I am not aware of anything in my faith that would prohibit or discourage financial gain. Of course, I should not benefit financially if it causes harm to others or if I do not use the financial benefits wisely. I should also return part of my financial gain to the Christian community.
No. Is it contradicting to benefit financially on hubs about proving that the Green Bay Packers are better than the Cowboys? I'd say no about that too. (I have read a bunch of hubs on the Packers.)
If there is an elephant in the room, I wonder who put it there? I, for one, figure that Hubpages is an open forum for everyone. I have read all kinds of topics, and they cover the whole spectrum from thoughtful to lunacy, beautiful and insulting, accurate and fantastic. I have read one hubber who is deliberately controversial and very nasty; this hubber makes it clear that being insulting and hateful is part of the plan. Lots of traffic there even though the content is markedly far-fetched, biased and nasty.
And let's assume, for a moment, that the person who is trying to prove his faith is really sincere. Right or wrong, he thinks he is helping people and does it for no other reason. Why shouldn't he get paid? Isn't his motivation more noble than the people who are here just for the money?
If it is God's will for this, God will tell you and help you.
To turn an old adage on its head, man does not live by faith alone. You gotta have some bread, too.
These questions stir the pot, but are good to ask. I commend your bravery.
When the teachings of Jesus Christ are followed you will not be a popular person; therefore, to make money from the message will be slim.
Jesus Christ does not want us to follow after material things, but the eternal that will build moral and spiritual character.
Do you think that sell everything and give to the poor is a popular message?
The false teachers advertise by pulling peoples heartstrings by showing off their "good" deeds to increase or boost their reputation in order to increase their wealth and possessions. To do otherwise will ruffle feathers and cause dissension.
Do you think *advertising* your good works for the poor glorifies Jesus Christ, or boost one's ego?
Does the Gospel message dictate that we must advertise salvation to potential donors in order to raise more money for their charity?
The church today does not challenge the people because it will offend and effect bottom line of the "shareholders". The health and prosperity gospel leads to worship of the anti-Christ.
With that said, we cannot prove our faith, that is God's domain. God proves Himself to us, but we can provide evidence and sow seeds of the Good News.
If you are handsomely benefiting from the Gospel, it will be a message that is tickling the ears of the masses.
If I rephrased your question this way, it might shed a little more light on the subject.
Is Jesus Christ for sale?
“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. “Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts - Matthew 10:7-9
Isn't that what life is all about ? Sharing with each other brings knowledge to one , if we benefit by it then we have done our job. We are all entitled to our opinions, some just choose to ignore the elephant in the room, others jump on his back and go forth...interesting question proposed...what prompted you to ask ? and who on this lovely site would take offense and lash out at you ? that one person would make multiple enemies from your followers !!!! take heed yea of little faith....
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