RE: Concordist sequence--why be a concordist? (off list)

Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 14:29:26 EDT

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    While I agree with the statement "When people see us with what they want ..." I
    didn't actually write it. Someone else did. I am unable to find the correct
    scripture reference to back this statement but the Bible does say we are to be
    the light and the salt of this world. Our life is to be a beacon to the world
    showing them the goodness and mercy of God. How can we show how great God is
    if we all live in poverty? Yes, I understand that many people do but God owns
    the cattle on a thousand hills! He said if a human father will do great things
    for his children, how much more will God do for us? He promised that if we
    obey Him, He would open the windows of heaven on our lives and pour out
    blessings that we don't have room enough to contain - more than enough! He
    promised that if we seek Him first, ALL things would be added unto us. All
    things means ALL things. God's will is to be done on earth like it is done in
    heaven. Heaven is so rich that common pavement is made of gold! God says that
    His children are not left begging for bread. I am a child of the Most High
    God - a princess, joint heir to the throne!


    Quoting Richard McGough <>:

    > Hi Sheila,
    > I agree in general with what you just wrote, and yes, God is an awesome
    > God and I testify that He has supplied all my needs in my service to
    > Christ.
    > But do you see my concern about your statement that "When people see us
    > with what they want, they are a lot more likely to come to Christ?" Is
    > this an accurate statement of what you believe? I couldn't imagine
    > saying something like this because we come to Christ for salvation from
    > sin and death, not for things. It still sounds like a misrepresentation
    > of the Gospel for which untold thousands of Christians have abandoned
    > everything, including their lives.
    > Am I still missing a piece of your puzzle?
    > Richard
    > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
    > From:
    > Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:53:21 -0500 (CDT)
    > >We are to deny our self because it is our flesh, then we must follow
    > God Who
    > >will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. We are
    > simply
    > >children - six year olds who throw temper tantrums for stuff that we
    > want when
    > >the stuff will make us sick, hurt us, or kill us. For example, our
    > flesh may
    > >want sex with someone to whom we are not married. God says this is
    > wrong. By
    > >having sex with this person we risk embarrassment, shame, disease, and
    > death
    > >even though we really want it and it looks good at the time. God knows
    > what
    > >will happen and how it will affect us. He knows how dangerous it will
    > be. He
    > >knows how much it will hurt us physically, emotionally, and spiritually
    > so he
    > >tells us no but we want it anyway. If we deny our flesh and follow
    > God, He
    > >will supply the right spouse, an intimate relationship with that
    > spouse, and
    > >the sexual relationship that He intended. When God intends it, it will
    > be
    > >beyond what we can ask or imagine!
    > >
    > >This principle is true with lying/honesty, stealing, and everything
    > else in our
    > >lives. God is the God of abundance. He is awesome and mighty!
    > >
    > >Sheila
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Quoting Richard McGough <>:
    > >
    > >> >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
    > >> >Christ.
    > >>
    > >> 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
    > >> Discover the sevenfold symmetric perfection of the Holy Bible at
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Sheila McGinty
    > >
    > >
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