Is It OK for Christians to Be Wealthy? – Ken Rupert pt 3
As members of the Church, we’ve all been exposed to various levels of teachings on prosperity and blessings. Honestly, all of the talk gets kind of confusing after a while. There are extremes on both sides—from those who believe that God wants to make us materially wealthy and that suffering means you aren’t right with God, to those who believe that material wealth is evil and we are only guaranteed trials this side of eternity.
What’s tricky is that everyone seems to have a verse to back up their beliefs. So what is the truth? If the Bible says, “We rejoice in our sufferings (Romans 5:3),” and also, “Test me in this … and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it (Malachi 3:10),” then what can we really expect in this lifetime in regard to prosperity and wealth?
Matthew 19 is often quoted by those who think Christians should not be concerned with wealth. They believe, even if they will not openly admit it, that Christians should be more concerned with NOT accumulating wealth. NOT becoming financially independent. NOT “sowing and reaping” in the financial sense.
Many pastors want their people to GIVE MORE, to their church of course, but NOT to give to other ministries. NOT to worry about what kind of harvest they will be receiving – just “trusting that God will take care of their NEEDS.”
Many people interpret this passage to mean that rich people can’t enter heaven.
But here with us today, is our good friend, Ken Rupert of the “Financial Black Belt” financial management system, Author, Speaker, Producer, & Master Christian Life Coach who specializes in helping his clients achieve Financial Stability and, on top of all that, he is also a Caregiver Coach.
Ken is the author of several books on strategic planning and spiritual development. As a caregiver for his son who has special needs, plus his father who has Alzheimer’s and his mother who is a cancer survivor, Ken is uniquely qualified to work with those who are facing the uncertainty of managing life and providing care for others at the same time. Ken applies his skills at financial management in order to help others to develop strategies to create financial stability.
Ken has a degree in Business Administration and Management and has over 30 years of experience in corporate America. His many years of working as a strategic analyst has positioned him to help others overcome the stresses of life and the pressure of financial problems. Ken is a Maryland native, a US Army and Maryland National Guard veteran and a devoted, loving husband and father.
How do you respond to someone who says something like, “I don’t need much. I just want to pay off my bills and live comfortably.” What do you say to someone like that?
I can understand WHY some pastors are biased against those preachers that have more than they do. I do believe it is out of envy. But then they attack those that are more successful. Instead of looking at what they did, how they did it and evaluating whether or not those techniques are Biblical.
Usually, they will say call them a “Charlatan” or “wolf in sheep clothing,” or something similar. They will claim the affirmations are a type of “voodoo or witchcraft” or something. I just do not understand their thinking – and yes – this has caused some friction in friendships with these pastors.
Have you had any instances where a pastor or minister held these types of beliefs and, through your training, changed their mindset and came around to actually understanding that financial wealth is not a curse if used properly?
What kind of offer do you have for our listeners today, if they wanted to get in touch with you about your services?
Ken, if someone wanted to get in touch with you, perhaps to ask a question – or even to do an interview such as this – how can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
Folks, there you have it! The answer to the question we started with, “Is it OK for a Christian to be wealthy?” is – YES! It is ok for a Christian to have wealth – just as long as the wealth does not have the Christian! Amen!
Implement steps right now to get out from under the curse of debt and begin to accumulate wealth! You will be able to do more for your family and more for the Body of Christ in the process!
Get in touch with Ken Ruppert and ask for his help in getting you on the right track concerning your finances. He is an expert that has a proven track record of success and is dedicated to helping the Body of Christ in the process. Email Ken and reach out to him. He will be quick to respond – I guarantee it.
Ken, thank you so much for taking the time to come back on the program today and discuss this very important topic. I hope to have you back on again soon.
That’s all the time we have for today. For Ken Rupert and myself, this is Pastor Bob reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!
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