The Same Old Love of Money |

TBC Staff

[TBC: 1 Timothy:6:10 tells us, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” The love of money is too often used as motivation in mind science teaching which has manifested itself in word faith teaching and the New Apostolic Reformation. On February 16-19, 2010 another Financial K.E.Y.S. Conference will take place in which believers will learn further details on how the wealth of the wicked will be supernaturally transferred to them. Consider these comments from C. Peter Wagner.]

As Wagner says on page 181 in his book "Dominion":“If you check back through human history, you will find that three things, more than any others, have produced social transformation: violence, knowledge and wealth -- and the greatest of these is wealth!”

He goes on: ““They will not be traditional financial planners who are satisfied with annual returns of 5 percent to 20 percent or so. … I have faith that we will see the biblical standard of 100 percent returns or more become the norm” (Dominion, p. 196).

Proverbs:13:22 is the verse often quoted by Wagner and others promoting this theology. They are, however, selective in what they quote:“and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”

Following the example of the Bereans, those who check out his citation will find out he left out the first half of the verse. The full citation reads as follows: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”

This is not talking about some supernatural transfer of wealth. To the contrary, it is an admonition towards diligence. Through diligent stewardship, the Lord blesses the work of the righteous and they store up an inheritance. With this context, one can clearly see that the sinner wastes their money, which in the providence of God will end up in the hands of the just.