The following is from Shane Claiborne in answer to the question, “Is it Okay for Christians to be Rich?”
Give it a thoughtful and prayerful read, then tell me if you agree or disagree in the comments and why.
In a future post, I will offer my own thoughts on the subject on what Shane says here.
You go first.
by Shane Claiborne
Asking if it is okay for Christians to be rich is a strange question. It is like asking if it is okay for Christians to overeat, or watch too much TV. It may be permissible, but that doesn’t mean it is a good idea. I believe Jesus came to set us free — and one of the things he wants to set us free from is our obsession with money and possessions. Which is why he says such harsh things like “Woe to you who are rich…” (Luke 6:24). [Continue Reading…]