Of all things God and money.
If you want to see how God feels about money just learn about the catholic church. What I can tell you from the Bible is that events in life do not happen just once and they are done with. Events tend to repeat themselves over and over and there is a reason that this happens. If you are familiar with the Bible then you know that prophesies and similar events happened many times throughout the Bible. For example the Hebrews had a land to live in and they lost it. God gave them another land to live in and they lost. God returned them to that land and they lost it. God returned them again to that land and they lost it. God has returned them again to that land but this time they will not lose it. The Jews kept losing the land because they strayed from God, forgot about him and started following false teachings of the world instead of the instruction of God.
One of the intricacies of the Old Testament is that the Jews did not use emphasis in their writings especially when it came to punctuation but also in the older spoken language. The way that Jews emphasized and put importance on words was to repeat it. So whenever you see events, prophecies or words repeated in the bible you are to know that this is being emphasized for God. The more something is repeated the more important it is. So when you see events in life repeat themselves remember that this is God all but holding up a neon sign saying this is important pay attention and learn.
The catholic church had the opportunity to do something that had not been done in the world before. The catholic church was born from the new covenant and individual salvation. I do not quote the Bible in my posts and that is intentional.
“In those days people will no longer say,
‘The parents have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.
31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to[d] them,[e]”
declares the LORD.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the LORD.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the LORD.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
This is a prophecy from Jeremiah and foretells one event as well as a repeat of the same event on a more global scale. The Babylonians are about to crush Judah and Israel and take most captive and take them north into foreign lands as slaves and servants. God is promising to return them and renew his covenant with them but more importantly God is foreshadowing Jesus. This time God is promising a new covenant with the world. God is planning on transitioning the world from national accountability to individual accountability. Mankind failed to seek God as nations now they will seek God as individuals.
The Catholic church was born from individual salvation and they had the opportunity to carry that proclamation to the ends of the world and bless the entire world in the name of God. However the Catholic church did not even get started before it faced the three faces of humanity’s desires. Power, money, and sex. When the Catholic church realized how powerful serving God could make them, how wealthy they could become and how it could corrupt sexually it was over before it ever really started. Read about the popes and you will understand exactly what I say. They put themselves before God, used God as a foot stool and corrupted nearly everything about Christianity.
It was the Catholic church that first realized how wealthy and church could become by selling God. The Catholic church amassed unimaginable wealth by selling indulgences. Selling indulgences is simply the selling the forgiveness of sin or pardoning sin. Nothing like that is taught in the Bible but mankind quickly learned they could add to the Bible. The Catholic church teaches that the church itself is not just the teacher of the word and will of God from the Bible but can also add to the teaching of the Bible. This was not in an attempt to understand or clarify biblical teaching but an attempt to alter the Bible to teach what is good for the Catholic church and for the men that rule it. They call it the catechism.
Do you think this was acceptable to God that a church should teach apostasy? No, and read just a short history of the Catholic church and you will learn that it has been abandoned by God and he does not know that church. Now that does not mean good Catholics go to hell. Catholics go to heaven but it would be easier on them if they separated themselves from the church and moved into a more direct church of God. Catholicism was one of the first of the apostasy and false teachings but there have been many after it. Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness (watchtower), Islam all find their roots in Judaism/Christianity but have “interpreted” or changed biblical teachings to fit their needs. There are many other versions of Christianity that teach apostasy or heresy.
If you read earlier posts you will understand the that our history is broken into three different eras as it concerns God. The initial era (oral), this is to Noah but continues as oral with guidance until Moses. The oral era has hints of universal salvation but is not exactly universal salvation. I dont know enough to expand on that other than God had a bit different plan for man but man failed at taking that path. After Moses it becomes the written era of the law and this is about national salvation. This era changes at Jesus and becomes the written era of individual salvation which reverts all the way back through time too Adam and supersedes all other forms of salvation. After Jesus is the final era of man until Jesus returns.
Adam to Noah-Oral teaching of God
Noah to Moses Oral teaching of God with guidance
What God wanted was for people to teach about him, seek him and establish a relationship with him. Mankind failed.
Moses to Jesus Written era of the law of God (national salvation with written guidance)
What God wanted was for Israel to lead all other nations and nations would be judged according to the righteousness of Israel. Israel (mankind) failed.
Jesus to Jesus The complete written era (individual salvation with written guidance)
This is the final attempt to save humanity and it supersedes all prior attempts at human salvation. God lived as a man to show us how to live. God came to personally teach us and left behind the complete word of God to study his Will. Now salvation is completely individual.
It is important that I give you this background because you need to know that money, sex and power have corrupted the teachings of God since the beginning of time. Islam has some of the most faithful and beautiful people in the world but Islam is a twisted version of God’s teachings that puts a lot of emphasis on power and sex and even wealth. Any teaching of God that puts wealth before teaching God’s word is something to be very cautious about. Do you think that God needs money. Do you think God wants you to hand over money with graven images on it and its history of corrupting his most faithful people? God has no desire for money. A church that teaches that God wants your money is teaching a false doctrine. Here is what God wants when it comes to money.
God wants you the individual to be debt free. Money is a false Idol and a false God. A person that is in debt is a slave to the debtor. If you want a strong relationship with God you cannot serve two masters.
God wants you to have control of money not money to control you. Greed is a common sin and it has dropped the most powerful churches in the world to their knees and they have withered away as they agonized in pain. The love of money is a barrier between your relationship with God.
God wants you to be charitable with the material things you have received in this world. Wealth with a charitable and generous heart is close to God. God does not want you to worry about money so he will allow his faithful to have enough to meet their needs so that instead of focusing on money they can focus on a relationship with God.
It is good for a man to tithe to a church because it is showing God that money has no control over them and that they are disciplined with the material things they have. It is also good for a man to know what his tithe is being used for to make sure that his tithe is not being used to corrupt others in their greed.
There is no such thing as seed money and God does not have a money tree. Money is not of God or from God. It has graven images on it and it corrupts absolutely. A good God does not have money trees or work as an investment bank. If you give money to do good things in Gods name you are showing your faith, your discipline and are showing God you only have one master. If you give money to God thinking God is going to return it to you ten fold then you are worshipping a God of money and that is a false Idol and God despises that.
God loves a poor person that gives what they have in Gods name. Not because God wants to take everything a man has but because that person is showing God that above all things in this world God comes first. They have put God above everything even that which is important to them in this material world. It is a sign to God that you are just waiting to be with him. People like me will wash the feet of these poor people in heaven because their inheritance is above all.
The Christian church has turned money into a mockery of God’s desires. What should be about a sign of faithfulness to God has turned into a dark place of Greed. Whenever you see money as the focal point of a church you can rest assured that God is not close by. If God wanted magnificent churches he would come down here and use Angels to build the most magnificent churches. God does not need our churches. He destroyed the temple that housed part of God to show mankind that God is not contained in anything and that God is not found in material things. God is greater than that, God is superior to the world and all within it. God’s church is in your heart. God is with us where we are gathered to worship him whether that is in a trailer, a park or a street corner.
You can gather wealth in Gods name and you can build great monuments to God with the wealth you have created but God will not reside there. The idol worshippers and those that build Ashera poles love great monuments to their Gods. Your God is not greater by the space of buildings you make for him your God is greater because he is the creator of the universe and your personal savior. What do you think a church means to a God that created the sun and the stars. Are you better than God? God does not need you to build spaces for him. If you need a space for people to be with God find that space God built a field. By building monuments to God you are trying to compete with the false religions of the world. Our God does not compete. He is the only living true God and he crushes false churches into ash and dust.
Money is detestable to God give as much of it away as possible so that you can glorify God by your actions and be an example of others around you. Yes God wants you to prosper but you need to know your God and his will. Know the bible and find the wealth that God has given you in it. Build relationships with people and love them to know the wealth God has given you through people. God destroyed his own temple because mankind corrupted it. God does not need you to build more corrupted temples.
The Catholic church had magnificent churches. The Catholic church was the throne of God. Now the Catholic church dies like a sick man in the bed because of the three dark desires of man. Power, wealth and sex. Of all things these will destroy the righteous completely.
The Rich and the Kingdom of God
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
18 “Which ones?” he inquired.
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’[c] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
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