Nothing Wrong With Capitalism
There is nothing wrong with capitalism, but please don't yoke it with the gospel. It does a great disservice to our Lord Jesus Christ and dilutes the gospel with the mentality that blessing is financial and that God gives gifts so that we can gain wealth.
That is one of the primary reasons the Church is in decline in the US. Your hurting the gospel. The good news that Jesus died for our sins is clouded with the thought that He died for our sins so that we can make money. It's not helping the Church at all.
We believe we make a clear distinction between the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this world.
However, you perceive we have yoked Capitalism to the Gospel in a way that hurts the Church in America. We don't see how you come to your conclusion based on what we have shared, but understand your concern that a "prosperity gospel" is skewed.
We are simply stating our belief that Capitalism is the best system we've seen so far in promoting the Gospel to a lost and dying world.
The U.S. church is declining because of moral decay, not because of Capitalism. Greed, lust, desire for power, and selfishness are a few examples. Sexual immorality
is commonplace, even in the Church.
By promoting Capitalism to Christians that want to serve Christ, we are empowering them to advance His Kingdom through Marketplace Ministry
. Capitalism promotes free enterprise which is at the heart of christian business opportunities.
In fact, our countries move away from Capitalism towards Socialism is making the Church weaker in America. The phrase "Social Justice" has been re-defined to mean government entitlements.
Many Church leaders promote this as caring for the poor. They are only enabling Christians to depend more on their government instead of each other or working for a living.
What happens when the government is yoked with the Gospel?
Love Never Fails,
Scott & Laurie
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