Re: When did we stop believing God for souls and started believing Him for stuff?
Remember this, though . . .
Originally Posted by BrianW
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. -- 2 Corinthians 8:9
Many will try to argue that this passage of scripture is speaking of spiritual riches; yet, the context of the chapter is speaking entirely of material wealth. People often refer to Jesus in the manner you did above, but the scriptures reveal that He became poor for a purpose, and that purpose was so that His people would prosper.
To me, it's not a question in my mind whether or not God wants to prosper His people. I know that He does. The real question in my mind is what is the definition of prosperous? Is it restricted only to those living in mansions and driving $100,000 cars? No, I do not believe that to be accurate at all.
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson