From: Graham E. Morbey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 12:43:16 EDT
In this ongoing discussion a few thoughts. A distinction made by Al
Wolters of Redeemer University College years ago based on the rubric
Creation, Fall , Redemption contrasts the created structures of the
cosmos with the direction of their use and understanding as either
toward God or away from God. We all share in the structures of Creation.
Christians are supposed to share the values and understandings of
becoming new creatures in Christ (direction). A good biblical
illustration of this is found in Ephesians 4: 28 "Thieves must give up
stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands,
so as to have something to share with the needy."
Richard McGough wrote:
>>Get the focus, get the abundance. God wants us to
>>be good witnesses. When people see us with what
>>they want, they are a lot more likely to come to
>How can people come to Christ for _things_ they desire when the Gospel declares that we need to deny ourselves, our desires, and our things to come to Christ?
>It seems the prosperity message flatly contradicts the plain message of the Gospel. Have I missed something?
>Richard A. McGough
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