Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

How Should We Approach Debt?

Why do I receive mailings telling me that $5,000 or $10,000 or $20,000 has already been approved for me and to receive it I need only send in the enclosed agreement? Why do banks and credit companies beg me to borrow from them, listing dozens of ways I could use the money? Why are people so anxious to lend me money? The answer is simple—they want me to borrow because they will make a lot of money from my debt.

Prosperity Theology Tells Us to Live Now as Kings, Not Servants

The prosperity gospel teaches that the more money you give away, the wealthier you will become. Following God through giving and other forms of obedience becomes a formula for abundant provision and the celebration of prosperous living. This is, in essence, a Christianized materialism.

Escaping from the Love of Money

I greatly appreciate this short video from my good friend Tony Cimmarrusti, which is a challenge for all of us to live with an eternal perspective about the resources God gives us to manage.

Ron Blue on Two Lies We Can Believe About Giving

"One of the greatest blessings of the body of Christ is its capacity to meet the needs of its members through generosity, service, and sacrifice. When Satan succeeds in destroying this flow of love and grace in the church through his lies, I am sure he rejoices."