From: gordon brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 29 2003 - 21:09:55 EDT
On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> Admittedly, I do not follow Kenneth Copeland but does suspect include Billy
> Graham and Joyce Meyer (people that I do follow). The Bible clearly states,
> however, that health, wealth, and prosperity are gifts from God.
> 3 John 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health,
> just as your soul prospers.
> Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad,
> Who favor my righteous cause;
> And let them say continually,
> "Let the LORD be magnified,
> Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
> Deuteronomy 8:28 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the
> ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your
> forefathers, as it is today.
> Of course, if you don't believe in the errancy of the Bible, these don't really
Of course, the Bible says that such things as peace (Psa. 29:11), children
(Gen. 1:22,28; Psa 127:5), material possessions (Job 42:12), etc. are
blessings, and those who have them should so regard them, but that does
not mean that there is some spiritual failing in those who don't have
them. How many of these things did Jesus have? (Matt. 8:20) We are to be
content with the necessities of life. (I Tim. 6:8-10)
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