The Blessings Of God

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Luke 16:3 Thenrepparttar steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from merepparttar 144586 stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

Luke 16:8 Andrepparttar 144587 lord commendedrepparttar 144588 unjust steward, because he had done wisely: forrepparttar 144589 children of this world are in their generation wiser thanrepparttar 144590 children of light.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, asrepparttar 144591 steward of God; not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

In all 8 uses ofrepparttar 144592 word "Steward" given inrepparttar 144593 New Testament,repparttar 144594 meaning ofrepparttar 144595 word is "Care Taker" of something. It is indicated as this person's secular job. The only verse in which a steward is stated in a doctrine concerningrepparttar 144596 Church of Jesus Christ is in Titus 1:7, whererepparttar 144597 Bishop is described as one who posses these traits, please note that one of those traits is, "not given to filthy lucre;" (as described in "The Investing Christian" article). Most ofrepparttar 144598 scriptures above were part of a parable, where Jesus was teaching a principle of our faith, butrepparttar 144599 "items" described in those parables were notrepparttar 144600 point, we will discuss this further later in this article.

There are three appearances ofrepparttar 144601 word "stewardship" inrepparttar 144602 New Testament, and they are found inrepparttar 144603 following versus, 2 of them were above...

Luke 16:2-4 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou may be no longer steward. Thenrepparttar 144604 steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from merepparttar 144605 stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out ofrepparttar 144606 stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 

Brothers and Sisters, "Stewardship", as a doctrine from God that orders us to grow our money, make it increase, and spend our lives, and we might add a HUGE portion of our time, dedication, and strength doing, is not in line withrepparttar 144607 things that Jesus taught us about a life that is pleasing to him. These scriptures do in fact teach a "principle" of faithfulness, but when taken inrepparttar 144608 context of ALL of Jesus' other teachings, they can not possibly be intended to refer to our constantly increasing wealth, especially when Jesus spent a very significant portion of his time condemning riches. Some would then ask "Then, what is meant by this scripture"...

Matthew 25: 14-28 Forrepparttar 144609 kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had receivedrepparttar 144610 five talents went and traded withrepparttar 144611 same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and dug inrepparttar 144612 earth, and hid his lord's money. After a long timerepparttar 144613 lord of those servants cometh, and reckoned with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou delivered unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou intorepparttar 144614 joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou delivered unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou intorepparttar 144615 joy of thy lord. Then he which had receivedrepparttar 144616 one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent inrepparttar 144617 earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: Thou aught therefore to have put my money torepparttar 144618 exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take thereforerepparttar 144619 talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents...

We would contend, that like other scripture verses that we have discussed here, Jesus is teachingrepparttar 144620 principle of faithfulness in this Parable. Often times inrepparttar 144621 Parables of Jesus,repparttar 144622 examples given are used to teach a principle, not give a teaching onrepparttar 144623 exact items inrepparttar 144624 parable. When taken inrepparttar 144625 context of Jesus' teaching one would need to say that Jesus contradicted himself, if he was teaching here about how we need to expand our wealth, since he utterly condemned wealth everywhere he went. Would Jesus teach in one city that riches are evil, and ofrepparttar 144626 devil, and in another city, that you must make your money grow and grow faithfully? We think not. All of Jesus' parables used earthly things to illustrate his point. This parable is no exception to that rule. The parable is not about money. Here are a few examples of what we are saying...

PLease join us in a discussion onrepparttar 144627 Christian's relationship to money and wealth, andrepparttar 144628 resulting consequences of living for wealth. Seerepparttar 144629 full Article here...

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The Gospel Of Convenience

Written by Frank Reilly

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It is this spirit in which this article is written, and for this purpose I believe God has inspired us to open this site, and to speak out inrepparttar name of Jesus to anyone that he may direct to this site. A "voice crying inrepparttar 144585 wilderness ofrepparttar 144586 internet" as it were, to anyone who will hear, and turn fromrepparttar 144587 deceitfulness of unrighteousness...  2 Thessalonians 2: 8-12 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whomrepparttar 144588 Lord shall consume withrepparttar 144589 spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy withrepparttar 144590 brightness of his coming.  Even him, whose coming is afterrepparttar 144591 working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received notrepparttar 144592 love ofrepparttar 144593 truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  That they all might be damned who believed notrepparttar 144594 truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.   The context of this scripture, is ofrepparttar 144595 time ofrepparttar 144596 end ofrepparttar 144597 age, as Jesus is about to come, and it describes a state of affairs inrepparttar 144598 world and amongrepparttar 144599 people of our world andrepparttar 144600 work of Satan to deceive them, and lead them to destruction. Paul is discussingrepparttar 144601 time whenrepparttar 144602 one we know as Antichrist will appear onrepparttar 144603 earth, and will deceiverepparttar 144604 world, including as many ofrepparttar 144605 people of God as possible. I believe that as you read these words, this scripture is being fulfilled inrepparttar 144606 world today.

I think most Christians would agree, thatrepparttar 144607 deception spoken of byrepparttar 144608 Apostles, concerningrepparttar 144609 "Last Days", is deception that will be directed atrepparttar 144610 true believers of God's word, and in his Son Jesus Christ, not atrepparttar 144611 "world", asrepparttar 144612 world was already deceived, there is no need to bother with them. The evil one's target? I believerepparttar 144613 target can only berepparttar 144614 evangelical church of Jesus Christ. Therefore, I believe it is necessary to take a close look at howrepparttar 144615 Devil could possibly have worked a deception into that body of believers at this time, (we believerepparttar 144616 time ofrepparttar 144617 end). What is/are these deceptions, and how do they add up torepparttar 144618 "Strong Delusion" spoken of by Paul? They would have to berepparttar 144619 ones that our Lord warned us about throughout his entire ministry, #1,repparttar 144620 love of money, #2repparttar 144621 love of this world, and #3repparttar 144622 love of darkness.


We believe that a time has come whenrepparttar 144623 Devil, "as a roaring lion going about seeking whom he may devour" has resulted in a plethora of deceptions running freely in Christian doctrine today, and we can not help but speak out, soundrepparttar 144624 trumpet as it where, asrepparttar 144625 parable of "the watchman" commands us! Seerepparttar 144626 full Article here...

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