“There is always trouble with men who have polluted minds. They don’t have the truth anymore. They think that religion is a way of making money.” I Tom 6:5 (Simple English Bible)
When I was a young Christian and read the Word, I had always assumed that many of the problems facing churches and individuals stemmed from the “old ways” in the “old days”. Certainly, I never considered that King David’s problem with Bathsheba would reoccur in modern times. And Paul’s advice to Timothy would also seem a little redundant.
A Christian widow recently donated money she could ill afford to a tele-evangelist, who promised prosperity and a guaranteed solution to her health problems. Of course, she was disappointed when the promises were not speedily fulfilled but it didn’t stop her from donating more money when she was advised that it was her lack of faith that prevented God’s blessings from being realized. I tried to talk to her but she was adamant that this was the only way she could be blessed!
I often wonder how angry God will be on the Last Day. I wouldn’t want to feel His wrath when these tricksters must stand in front of Him.
God does heal, I believe this to be so. But I also believe that we must be healthy in our thinking and adhere to God’s wisdom rather than those with polluted minds and motivations.