Tag Archives: Materialism

What is Greatness?

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What is greatness? How we define greatness dictates the direction of our lives. If we define it as material wealth, we will direct our efforts towards materialism. Is it celebrity status or athletic prowess, then we will focus on those goals. But what if isn’t any of these? What if our greatness is measured in …

Do We Participate or Not?

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So what are some of the ways we participate in self-destructive behavior? People will find the faults of others while ignoring their own behavior. They will find a person suffering more than themselves and point to their short-comings to justify their own behavior. There are many ways in which people take part in their own …

Can We Ignore Our Illness?

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The hardest person to heal is the person who does not acknowledge or accept their illness. No matter what treatment is prescribed it doesn’t matter. The difficulty with spiritual sickness is there are few physical symptoms. By the time the physical symptoms show up you are already in the latter stages of the illness. It’s …

How Ease and Comfort Has Ruined Us For The Kingdom

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The pursuit of ease and comfort has made us complacent in our duties to God’s Kingdom. We no longer ascribe to the values of our forefathers of hard work, suffering, and piety towards the Kingdom of God. Everyone today is searching for an easy answer, a comfortable answer. Humanism has become the religion of our …

How Materialism Has Ruined The Church

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In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is “a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins”. It may reduce the temporal punishment after death, in the state or process of purification called Purgatory. By the late Middle Ages, the abuse of indulgences, mainly through commercialization, had …

Material for Material

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God has never offered material possessions for material possessions. God has never sought that transaction from man. Think about it, The Creator of heaven and earth needs your possessions to complete His mission on earth? No, the reason we give is not because God needs it, but because we need to give to prepare ourselves …

Who is Greater?

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My question is this, if God was all about wealth and blessing his children with wealth why did His Son come penniless? We are talking about the King of Glory, the Son of God and He had no money, He had no home, and He had no luxuries[1]. And not only that if as these …