1 Tim 6:3 If someone spreads false teachings and does not agree with sound words (that is, those of our Lord Jesus Christ) and with the teaching that accords with godliness,
1 Tim 6:4 he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
1 Tim 6:5 and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit.
1 Tim 6:6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.
1 Tim 6:7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either.
1 Tim 6:8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that.
1 Tim 6:9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains (NET translation).
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Prosperity Gospel is a False Gospel
The Bible describes the prosperity gospel in no uncertain terms. It is a false gospel and false gospel is no gospel at all. The so-called prosperity gospel perverts the gospel and ruins the souls of those who believe it with greed. 1 Tim 6:3-10 says of it: