Monday, January 25, 2016
"Dare to Build Wealth!" is not a Christian message
David Ramsey's seminars are in every church in my area. One local megachurch is holding a new one and it costs 99 bucks to sign up. I looked up another church at random, this one was a baptist church that wanted 115.00 dollars for the class. Talk about raking it in. If you ever wonder why the treatment of the poor in the churches reaches new depths, multitudes of church members listening to this guy for years on end, has definitely been one negative influence. Even here, David Ramsey goes with the family as idol paradigm.
How many real Christians lost their families when they were born again? I most likely lost my worldly inheritance obeying God and departing from the wicked. [yes it's a long story] His appeals such as "I dare you to build wealth" are anti-biblical, wicked and greedy. Notice how this life is looked on as the peak of everything. This guy has no touch with reality and what families in America are facing. He has no inkling how being poor in America makes you an outcast and how now even feeding a family and paying the rent has gotten harder and harder for millions. His audience who can afford his fee are not poor people but often middle class and above evangelicals who learn even more right wing "hate the poor" and blame them rhetoric from this guy.
The prosperity gospel has oozed through out the entire church system. It's not just for the Word of Faithers anymore.