If You Want To Save Your Life, Start Saving Money.

I do a lot of reading and of course read the Bible. It is amazing what some people believe and are very convincing to others that they are right. Yet, the Bible disproves what many are telling us.

A scientist who is into space travel was describing how private enterprise would be selling space travel for $200,000 per person shortly. So start saving your money now. He then went on to describe what global warming will do to the earth and that we had better start looking for another planet on which to live. Our earth is about to give out and we need to get to another planet if mankind is to survive. This denies Biblical teaching that God will create a new heaven and a new earth and take us there.

We are being told that very shortly water will cover so much of the earth that we will not have enough land left to produce food for people to live. It is only a few years until we will run out of natural resources. How can such a well educated man teaching at a university be so wrong? How can people be so naïve that they believe what these people are telling us? I often wonder if these people are not in the wrong institutions and maybe a better place would be where they live under supervision—but not university teachers. Do we really need to build enough space shuttles to transfer people to another planet? Do we really know that Mars or another planet could be inhabited?

The Bible stresses that there will always be false teachers and even the elite believers will be persuaded. I Timothy 4:1 – “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”

There are many who are promoting global warming making millions and millions of dollars. Individuals, manufacturers promoting green, scientists who receive millions of dollars in grants to prove global warming is a fact. Politicians receive campaign money for re-election if they enact laws that will limit carbon emission into the air. Show me one place in the Bible that God warns of man destroying the earth other than by war. Do we no longer believe that God is in control?

But I am always skeptical when people are making a lot of money from convincing people disaster is just ahead. We saw it prior to Y2K and next will be before December 21, 2012. We have seen what congress has been able to do by promoting the fear of a worldwide depression. If we didn’t bail out the banks and spend billions to stimulate the economy the world as we know it would end.

Fear is a tremendous motivator and it is being used like I have never seen used previously. Don’t fall into Satan’s trap! But if you want to become a multi-millionaire find a way to scare people and then provide a product or a way for them to escape or feel safe. You may start by writing a book or producing a movie as others have done. I am sure other evil ideas will ensue your thinking as you have seen some do.

I know the following Scripture may not apply to what has just been written. I Timothy 6:9 – 11 – “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” I am so pleased that the Holy Spirit has given to me the gift of “contentment” and I do not have to chase after dollars or material things. However, over the years we learned to spend much less than I earned. (As my college professor used to say, “A word to the wise should be sufficient.”)

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  1. Mary

     /  April 19, 2010

    Don, I thank you for exposing the fear based greed that goes on everday. I have to admit, I often feel fear after listening to the news, see what’s coming out of Hollywood and the White House and I am driven back to truth.. real truth that our God’s most frequent commandment to us is… “Do not fear.” That command is spoken more times in the Bible than any other… Do not fear, trust Me, look to Me. I am your Heavenly Father.. Do you not know that I care for you much more than the sparrows and yet I take of them? So thank you for your wise words this day…… 🙂

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