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Jul

Present sufferings — a mere shot in the arm

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli   in Christian Life

Our God is indeed a god of prosperity. If he isn’t then he ain’t god. Simply encourage people to have an eternal perspective, then all things will fall in line. It is sufficient to quote these five portions, paraphrased for clarity:

Matthew 16:26 – “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” will first of all procure salvation for those enslaved by mammon.

Matthew 6:19-24 – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The lamp of the body is the eye [which can see beyond the grave]. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

Matthew 6:6 – But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet (the afterlife), and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Romans 8:18 – For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 2:6-8 – He will render to each one according to his works:  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

But woe unto those who soft-pedal God’s justice and have turned Christianity into a yes-man!

Read a related article: Just Punishment.

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