Here is an email sent to me by someone supposedly, a Christian.
Agree with me on the following:
In the name of Jesus-Christ,
Father in Heaven,
Bless me with several commercial and industrial operations that will span the world and have a turnover of 50 billion dollars.
Thank You and God Bless You,
Any Bible believing Christian would know such request is unbiblical. Instead of encouraging Christians to become filthy rich, the Bible does have a lot of warning against such sinful aspiration.
Proverb 23:4: Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Proverb 23:5: Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverb 27:24: For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
James 4:3: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Proverb 28:22: He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Prov:11:28: He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
Prov:13:7: There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
1 Timothy 6:
8: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10: 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.
17: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
It is not surprising in these last days that we find many Christians going after material temporal earthly riches instead of seeking after the Kingdom of God.
Christians have by and large become worldly and at the same time the world is becoming “churchy”.
Recently, the founder of a company here having been blacklisted by the authority has the audacity to boast about his “success”.
It appears that he relishes in the fact that his loyal supporters call him “father”. Here is a newspaper report which may be of interest to you.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15