Misconceptions many christians have about money
The majority of the Church misunderstands what the Word of God teaches about money.
They make the mistake of thinking money is by itself evil. We have all heard people try to argue against the biblical message of abundance by saying, “But the Bible says money is the root of all evil.”
Of a fact, the Bible doesn’t say money is the root of all evil. It says and I quote:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil….”
1 Timothy 6:10.
God is not against your having money. He just doesn’t want money to have you. God never
wants money to rule your life. If you start to love money, it will not be long before it becomes your master, making it impossible for you to properly serve God.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money).
Money Takes on Your Personality
The truth is that money is neither good nor bad. It simply amplifies what is in the heart of
the one who controls it.
For example, evil people will spend their money on evil things, while good people will spend their money on good things. There isn’t any such thing as good money or bad money. Instead, there are good people with money and evil people with money.
Your money never decides how you will spend it. It buys and accomplishes whatever you
If a gambler or a prostitute were to give an offering to the Church, well-meaning people
might say, “The church shouldn’t receive gambling money,” or “God wouldn’t be pleased if we received prostitution money.”
They don’t realize that when money comes into the control of a man or woman of God, it stops doing what its previous owner wanted it to do. Once it transfers to an obedient child of God, it starts feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and preaching the gospel.
It begins to accomplish God’s purpose. A righteous person’s money exalts the things of God and destroys the works of the devil.
Some years ago, a millionaire owner of a betting company gave a school owned by a church, a large sum of money. Strange as it may seem, there were a number of good people who decided to stop going to that school or have anything to do with it because of that gift. They felt the school had done something contrary to the Word of God by receiving betting money.
Now let me ask you a simple question. Do you really think this so called “betting money”
turned the students, the professors, the board of directors into gamblers/sport betting people?
Do you really believe its influence started dragging them down to betting each weekend? No, of course not!
People don’t take on the personality of the money they receive; the money takes on their personality.
Knowing the school, it is safe to say that every cent of that money went right into the work of the ministry — welfarism, teaching and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Golden Rule of This World
Most believers don’t know it, but the world operates on the golden rule. They just say it a
little differently than we do. The world says, “Whoever controls the gold, makes the rules.”
I want you to understand the truth in that statement. If Christians had control of the
money of this world, every television and radio station would be a Christian station. In fact, every amusement park, restaurant, and shopping mall would be a Christian enterprise; and they would all bring great glory to our God.
The devil knows it’s to his advantage to keep money away from you. To accomplish his
plan, he has instituted the anti-prosperity doctrine that permeates so much of the Church.
If he can keep the Church poor, he can keep us from reaching the world for Christ.
Nobody Listens to Poor People
I have a friend who always says the devil is dumb. Personally, I don’t think he is as dumb as he wants us to believe.
In fact, I am convinced the devil studies the Bible. I believe he knows things about the Bible that many Christians don’t understand. One thing the devil has learned from Scripture is that nobody listens to poor people. Most believers don’t know this truth.
This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
The Bible states clearly that a poor man may be wise, but most of the time no one hears his wisdom.
Think about this. If a poor man came to your city this week to speak the truth, a few people
would go to his meeting and listen to him.
However, if a rich man came to your city to tell a lie, thousands would probably go to hear him.
The devil knows that as long as the Church walks in insufficiency, poverty, and debt, we will never gain the attention of the world’s population. Your Bible says it is because no one listens to poor people.
1. Money is neither good nor bad.
2. Money takes on the personality of its owner.
3. Nobody listens to poor people.
4. God earnestly desires to bless His children financially.