What God Says About Having Money

Supposedly, there are over 2,300 verses in the Bible about how to deal with money, possessions, greed, investing, and so on while only 500 verses address prayer and faith. Whether these numbers are fact or fiction is not the point…that all wealth given to us or earned by us is sourced from God IS the point.

And for this reason, it is wise to look at wealth from God’s point of view — that is, what he says about wealth in the Scriptures.

Nowhere in scripture is it said that wealth is a sign of God’s favor, even though in ancient biblical times it was thought that rich people were favored by God and the poor were poor simply because they were not in God’s favor. 

Jesus set them (and us) straight in the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus [Luke 16:19-31] In short, Lazarus was dirt poor, covered in sores, lying at the door of an unnamed rich man. Both the poor man and the rich man died at the same time. The poor man was carried by angels to heaven; the rich man was condemned to the netherworld for eternity. If you’ve never read the story, read it here

The biblical view of wealth and riches is quite spelled out in 1 Timothy 6:17-19.

Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud and not to rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth but rather on God, who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

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Women’s Rights and the Argument Against Abortion

Abortion was declared legal in the U.S.A. in 1973 yet it was still difficult to get an abortion except in severe cases of rape or incest. But in 1995, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton saw a pathway. The United Nations had declared human rights as the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination, to be educated, to own property, to vote and to earn a fair and equal wage. The right to health care was not mentioned. So Clinton sought to declare that “women’s rights are human rights” giving women the right to health care. And sure enough, by 2009 a women’s right to health care was declared, carving a path for progressives to present abortion as an essential matter of health care.

For the record, we at the Stewardship Foundation support life, all human life. Born and unborn. We agree with those who advocate that the right to life should always outweigh the right of an individual to control their own body. Do we not rush to prevent all humans from a suicidal decision? 

There are women who are raped and become pregnant; 
the problem is that they were raped, not that they are pregnant.
There are women who are starving who become pregnant; 
the problem is that they are starving, not that they are pregnant.
There are women in abusive relationships who become pregnant; 
the problem is that they are in abusive relationships, not that they are pregnant.

Megan Clancy

At the dawn of Christianity, without modern medical knowledge, the Twelve Apostles and St. Barnabas through faith alone condemned abortion and infanticide. (Source: USCCB)  It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception. Life is sacred and given by God, and therefore only God can decide when life ends. No intervention, no euthanasia, no abortion.