What Does the Bible Really Say About Being Wealthy or Rich?

The author writing this article has been poor 70% of his life and 50% of that was extremely poor, even homeless for extended periods, and yet, he has never envied the rich or wealthy. What lies within this article is exactly what the Bible says about wealth and riches. At the end of the article, we will address the prosperity gospel explicitly and the recent attacks on John MacArthur.


The work of the Spirit upon the material universe makes it a fit dwelling-place for man. His work upon society makes man fit to dwell in the universe, and his work upon the individual character makes man fit for a righteous and holy fellowship with similar characters.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? Why Has God Allowed Suffering and Evil? Why God, Why?

Find biblical answers to such questions as Is God responsible for everything? Why is life so unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why Does God allow the strong and powerful to oppress the weak? Why has God permitted wickedness and suffering? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving, righteous God order the Israelites to slaughter men, women, and children? How could Satan, Adam, and Eve have sinned if they were perfect? Does God tempt us? Does God step in and solve our problems if we are faithful? Are there such things as absolutes? (If I do A, will I absolutely get B?) Is foreknowledge compatible with free will? Do you have a guardian angel?

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY: When Was Jesus Born? Why is Christmas on December 25? Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Let me begin by saying, none of you know where this article is going. But what I can tell you is that it will be factual, biblically grounded, and historically grounded. I can also tell you that it will be brief and to the point. However, we will have another linked article herein that will dig deeper for those interested. If you are interested in an objective answer to these three questions, please continue reading. 

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