Episode #11

Topics: Money, Tithes, Prosperity Doctrine, Wealth of the Vatican

Download Episode 11 here

Recorded 05/05/2011

 

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Sigh…

 

Semantic

Tithe

 

Old Testament origins

According to the Genesis account, Abram, returning from a battle by the Dead Sea, was hailed by Melchizedek, king of Salem (Jerusalem) who was also the priest of El Elyon (“the Most High God”) (Genesis 14:18):

18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

(Genesis 14:18-20, Holy Bible, King James Version)

Pasted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe&gt;

 

Statistic


Roman Catholics: The Vatican’s Wealth

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,833509,00.html

 

News

Church Taxes in Europe

 

Retard (s)

Name it and claim it club

Prosperity gospel teachers

In the history of the prosperity movement, Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland,[21] and Frederick K. C. Price were among the founding teachers.

Currently, some of the notable proponents of prosperity theology are:

 
 

Pasted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology>

 

 

Crazy Talk

Acts 5 (New International Version, ©2011)

Ananias and Sapphira

 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

   “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

 9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

Quote

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.


 Benjamin Franklin quotes

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One response to “Episode #11”

  1. murraybiscuit says :

    in terms of nazism and church tax, hitler’s strategy was to manufacture moral consent for his intiatives by controlling the purse-strings of the clergy. this was more easily done with protestantism, which had a german locus, whereas authority over the catholic church came from rome.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Nazi_Germany

    the nazis signed the reichskonkordat with the vatican, allowing the clergy reprieve from miliary service and political involvement, for the cost of them pledging allegiance to the nazi government.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskonkordat

    there was a fair amount of opposition from both catholic and protestant circles, which eventually waned over time. it’s difficult to take a moral stand against a wave of popular opinion and a state which controls your salary.

    this is why church, state and taxes don’t go together.

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