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American Individualism: Sunday Message

America prides itself on being a “Christian” nation, a nation “under God” with “liberty and justice for all.”

But is it really liberty and justice for all, or is it just liberty and justice for the individual, the “successful” individual, the individual with the right skin color, the right family and neighborhood, the right access to wealth and opportunities?

We worship at the altar of American individualism.

Our nation “under God” is the nation of the individual. We cherish a national belief that if “one” only works hard enough to pull oneself by his (or, more rarely in the metaphor, her) bootstraps, one will find success. read more

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Prosperity Preachers and Whitewashed Tombs

Prosperity Preachers Give Messages of False Promise

“Come to the altar today. Bring your tithes and offerings and lay them at Jesus’ feet. He is here to heal you. He only asks for your 10%.”

“Are you hurting today? Are you lonely, don’t know where to go? Do you have troubles?

Well, that is what happens when you withhold the blessing from the Lord. Get into a regular tithing routine, and the Lord will bless you and take care of all your troubles. Get right with God today.

Remember, he will meet you 90% of the way. He is only asking for your 10%. Only a little seed money. Even Jesus said to have faith like a mustard seed. Come on, get right with God and plant those seeds today.” read more