What type of garbage are people trying to sell these days? I came across this series on Amazon.
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Jared Bartholomew is the author of www.tithing.com. There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.
Same ole snake oil salesmen. Fight them at evey turn.
Amen to that.
I came across your blog while doing a google search and while reading some of your postings, I thought to myself – “this person is almost directly quoting Catherine Ponder, he must be one of her biggest fans”. Then I read this blog posting and realized how wrong I was. You might call Catherine Ponder’s writings garbage (before you’ve actually read any of it), but I strongly suggest you purchase one of her books, as it reflects exactly what you are saying in your own blog. Do you consider your own writings garbage. Most of her writings are variations of the same themes expressed in “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity”, which btw was selected as one of 50 selp-help classics by Tom Butler-Bowden.
Good point Ted. Which one do you recommend that i read?
I would recommend “The dynamic laws of prosperity” I actually read more of your blog after my posting and you and Ponder would definitely have differing points of view, however she makes a lot of valid points, that you might enjoy. In her book, chapter 10 is the chapter on Tithing.
I guess there will always be people who think this to be garbage, but let’s not forget the treasures that were laid at Jesus’ feet when he was two years old (Wise men) frankincense, myrrh and gold, as well as the 2/3’s inheritance he would have received from Joseph’s estate at the age of thirty (when he started His ministry).
He had to fund his travels somehow – he had to bunk down somewhere, for himself and the twelve and if Jesus was poor why did He need a treasurer and where did Judas get the thirty pieces of silver to betray Him?
Jesus ministered to the ‘poor’ but I would suggest these were the ‘ poor in Spirit Matt 5:3’ and not necessarily the financial poor as He said ‘ the poor will always be among us’ – Mark 14:7 a quote from Deut. 15:11.
Let’s put our pre-conceived notions about the evils of money and concentrate on the love of money being the root of all evil.
What is the focus of those books? Huh? It’s on the title. “millionaire”. money, money, money! No one said on this blog that Jesus was poor and money is bad. This blog has never said Jesus was poor. Never, ever ever ever said jesus was poor. The problem is that you don’t admit that Jesus adopted poverty. If he left his throne to live on earth, i think it could be quite as easy for him to adopt an earthly level of poverty as well. Was he poor, no, cause his needs were taken care of by others.
“Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.”
JESUS WAS NEVER POOR.
Actually these books are amazing and inspiring, it’s a shame you are judging them based on your own limiting belief. These books were first published in the 1950s and continue to be just as true and needed today! Look at the recession and how people are struggling, These principles are focused on the prospering power of love, which is the basis of Jesus teachings. I have found them inspiring in my own life and business. And have allowed me to experience the miracle power of Jesus christ!
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