Every Christian should have perspectives on money. Money, the issuance, use and handling of money in Christendom is one of the very sensitive topics that almost all Christians tends to shy away from.
The tension and fear may, however, be as a result of the fact that the issue of money has really taken over the Church and this has either misled most Christians or made a lot of Churches to deviate from the Biblical teachings and practicalities of handling money.
It is however said that “the love of money is the root of all evil”, so let’s get an understanding of what money is all about before we proceed.
What’re your perspectives on Money?
Money is a medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes etc.
It is a well-known fact that money cannot be ruled out in our everyday activities both in and outside the Church. But as Christians, it is imperative that we look into the biblical perspectives on money.
Our attitude towards money in the Church has been a subject of concern on these later days Christianity.
When Christ was on earth he went to the temple and met people buying and selling in the Church and he became angry and threw everything away (Mark 11:15).
This simply shows that there are things that should not be done in the Church with money but these days the modern Churches have obviously forgotten what Christ did in the Bible.
Everybody in the Church is meant to understand that if you don’t bring money you will remain in perpetual poverty. No wonder the Bible mentioned in Mark 10:23-27 that it will be difficult for those that are rich to enter the kingdom of God.
Now, this brings us to the question of what is going on in the church now.
It seems that Money has taken over the church today and if the Bible specifically states that it will be difficult for a rich man to go to heaven, does that mean that all the rich men of God have failed according to the Bible.
Does it also mean that the Pastors are teaching heresies?
What’s your take on Biblical perspectives on money?