John Wimber on the love of money.


I found this quote by John Wimber, the founder of the vineyard movement of which I’m still a part, very interesting, especially in the light of all the ‘health and wealth’ preaching going on among some charismatics and pentecostal types…

“Many Christians and Christian leaders have been neutralized by the love of money and materialism. The homage paid to affluence becomes a burden that saps our energy as well as our love for God and other people. Though repentance and the cleansing of forgiveness, we can rid ourselves of this burden and begin to let God transform our value system. Like Jesus and Paul, we can learn to be content with what we have, living modestly in order that we may give liberally to the work of the kingdom and to meet the needs of others. “

 

More interesting quoted from Wimber on the gospel, money and social justice here on the Holy Spirit activism blog.

shalom

Bram

 

 

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2 responses to “John Wimber on the love of money.

  1. My pastor once lead the Swedish Vineyard movement and thus met Wimber a lot of times. In the end of his life when he knew that he did not have much time left, he said to his fellow Vineyard leaders that he had felt the calling of God to teach the church for things: the Kingdom of God, power evangelism, how to heal the sick, and social justice. The latter, however, had not been emphasized enough because of his sickness. He asked the others to continue his calling through teaching social justice.

    I know that Vineyard USA is doing this quite a lot, but how is it in Belgium? In Sweden social justice is not a Vineyard profile as I would have it to be.

    Blessings!

  2. Thanks Bram for the quote and the link to Micael’s website. I have been browsing his blow this morning and like what I see. =)

    Blessings and peace.

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