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False Teaching on Wealth (9 of 10)
Genesis 15:18, 17:2-8; Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19; Psalm 26:9-10; Proverbs 17:23; Matthew 6:19, 6:33; Mark 12:44; Luke 6:34-35, 9:23-24, 9:52-58, 14:12-14; John 6:27, 13:26-29, 15:7-8; Romans 8:18; 1 Corinthians 4:9-13; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4; Philippians 3:8, 4:14-16; 1 Timothy 6:3-10; Hebrews 10:34-35; 1 Peter 2:20-21; 1 John 5:14-15
The very basis of the Word-Faith doctrine on money is that it is a God-given guarantee. It is supposedly guaranteed because of God's covenant with Abraham. It is argued that we are under that same covenant. All we need to do is look at the covenant God made with Abraham and we will see that wealth and health is not even mentioned. God made a two-fold covenant. Look at these passages:
18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates --
2 "And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 "No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 "I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 "Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
Even the casual reader can see the promises of this covenant: your descendents will inherit the land and I will make you a great nation. God renamed him from Abram, which means ...
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