A Christian View of Money: Celebrating God's Generosity by Mark L. Vincent

By Mark L. Vincent

This prevalent booklet info what Christians think approximately incomes and utilizing cash. every one bankruptcy ends with open-ended situations for mirrored image and dialogue.

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C. Baby Boomers and Giving In the early 1990s Gene Getz, a pastor in the Bible church tradition and a prolific author, wrote an elaborate Page 18 work called A Biblical Theology of Material Possessions. The introduction describes directions of stewardship as the "baby-boomer" generation becomes the dominant force in church life: "Often designated as 'baby boomers'people born during the ten-to-twelve-year period following World War II-they have probably become the most materialistically oriented group of people in the 200 years of American history.

The New Testament vision is of eternal life and the total absence of sin. c. The Old Testament vision is of eating the fruit of one's labor. The New Testament is one of abundant provision. d. The Old Testament vision is of the nearness of God's Page 39 aid. The New Testament promises a heaven where God actually pitches a tent among humanity and lives with us. e. The Old Testament teaches us to appreciate the new society God creates. The New Testament gives us God's new addressplanet earth. The language of Revelation 21 and 22 is symbolic.

In choosing our intentions for moneywhether good or badwe must first decide whether or not money will rule us. As Paul writes in the first letter to Timothy: "We brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, Page 24 we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains" (1 Timothy 6:7-10 NRSV).

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