A GOOD LOCAL ASSEMBLY: THEIR THEOLOGY ABOUT MONEY

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“Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:5

The issue like I would always say is not that money is being taught, the issue is what is actually being said about money. Jesus spoke more about money than He did heaven and hell combined. He also spoke about money more than He did prayer and faith combined.

Our opening scripture reveals Apostle Paul instructing his protégée Timothy on the kind of association he was to refrain from. He says that anyone who suggests that prosperity is a proof of spirituality should be avoided.

The goal of every ‘local assembly’ is to teach its members to be content. A deviation from this is regarded as an outright disobedience.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:6-8‬ ‭

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭

This is why Paul will often instruct the churches to ensure they were not covetous. As believers, they were not to have an excessive lust for money.

“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Ephesians‬ ‭5:3

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is AN IDOLATER, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:5‬

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which IS IDOLATRY:”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭

Covetousness is so serious that Apostle Paul explains it separately and equates covetousness to Idolatry. He does so because money seems to be the only thing taught in scriptures that can contest for God’s place in our lives.

For instance, anybody who insinuates that tithe is the requirement for being a citizen of heaven has shown disdain for the blood and work of Christ and suggests that the gift of God can be bought with this world’s riches. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, not tithe.

From such people and assemblies, our disposition should be a withdrawal. Join an assembly that emphasizes a healthy relationship with money.

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