Money and Wealth
We are responsible to be a good steward of the wealth God gives us to manage.
The Christian Worldview and Economics
I. Christian Attitude Toward Money and Wealth
A. Money obliges us to earn it and use it to meet our needs.
B. Trouble reconciling passages about the evil influence of money.
C. Options to solving the dilemma
1. Voluntary means
a. Christians can give their money away.
b. Invest money to help others help themselves.
2. Coercive means
a. Insist that the state use its coercive power to redistribute wealth.
b. Evangelical representatives
II. What is Money?
A. Medium of exchange
B. Important social institution
III. The Distinction Between Money and Mammon
A. When money assumes a sinister power in our lives, it become mammon.
B. Jesus taught that money could become an idol.
C. Concern should not be about money but an improper attitude toward money.
IV. The Bible and Wealth
A. The Teaching and Example of Jesus
B. Every Christian needs to recognize that whatever he or she possesses is theirs temporarily as a steward under God.
V. Money and One's Relationship with God