A Special Message to Christians About Making Money
This web site will show you how to make money, and how to justify the money with the principles of increase that that come from the bible.
I already own a profitable business www.ApogeeRockets.com where I sell toy model rockets, so I’m not hard pressed to make money on this web site, so please tone down your radar and defenses. Why I’m doing this is because I feel God calling me to this ministry. It is a mission for me to help other people make money on the internet. Particularly people of religious faith.
Making money online for Christians seems a bit taboo, right? On one hand, you may be looking for some extra income; maybe so that your wife, or you as a mother can stay home full-time with the kids, or because the family has some extra medical bills to take care of. On the other hand, you probably feel a small amount of uneasiness about making money because of all the passages in the bible that talk about greed.
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
For most Christians, as far as money goes, this verse freezes them in their tracks, like a deer in the headlights. “What will other people think of me if I start making a lot of money? Will they think I’m greedy? Will they want me to turn it all over to them or to some church mission?”
These are very valid questions, because there is a lot of social pressure within the Christian community. It goes something like this…
The financially poor Christian is a very hard worker. They slave tirelessly to make two nickels that they can rub together. They want to make a little bit more, so they work harder, and it they do make that third nickel.
But you know what, it took a lot of time to make that extra nickel, and that really isn’t a lot of extra money (and everyone around them is saying that money doesn’t buy happiness). That extra time they put in to make the little bit of money meant that you had less time to devote to God. What if you need four nickels? How much more time would they have to take away from their worship time to earn that extra one?
There is a lot of pressure in the church to worship all day long, 24/7. If you aren’t doing “worship” in a specific way, then people won’t look at you as a true Christian. I know this first hand. I’ve felt the stares and the side ward glances because I talk a lot about money. I’ve even been called in to the preacher’s office.
So a light bulb blinks on in the poor person’s head. All of a sudden they believe that they were serving money instead of God.
But it is more than just that. They start to look around at other people. They see who has money, and transfer their feelings of guilt and shame onto them. “If I was serving money, then these other people must certainly be serving money. Why? But because I had to work a ton of time to make a little bit of money, so they must have worked a lot longer than I did and have done less ‘worship’ time.”
Get the idea?
This peer pressure within the Christian community is intense; and you’ll see it documented on this web site. You’ll see comments made by fellow Christians that will refute the things said here. Those people are on a mission to make sure that no one else falls into the trap of greed, that they think comes with wealth. It makes them feel really good about being spiritual, even though it helps no one. Really, they are coveting your future success, because they are afraid or too lazy to get off their butt and really help people.
If this website bothers you, and you don’t believe God wants you wealthy, then I recommend that you leave now. It will only make you feel further stress that comes from a desire to point out to me where I’m biblically incorrect.
I hold no grudges against my brethren. There is so much information presented here, that it is easy to take things out of context. If they don’t read it all, a single phrase will seem odd, and it may spark a knee-jerk reaction. We all have bad days, and I forgive them. And besides that, I really believe that the actions are caused by the Devil. He really fears a Christian with money, and he’ll do anything he can to keep them poor.
If I’m biblically incorrect with the information I write here on this web site, then I’ve got a bone to pick with God when I get to heaven. I’ll have a lot of questions for him about why he said such-and-such in the bible. And I’m sure he’ll point out to me where I’ve made my mistakes. In that case, comments about theology are only going to be redundant. You might as well save them for some other forum. Just feel at peace, as God will take care of me; you can just concentrate on yourself.
No Handouts Of Money
I’ve taught a several Sunday School classes on making money God’s way. I had to stop doing them because they turned out to be “whine-fests.” Most people in the classes always had an excuse for why they were broke and couldn’t follow the instructions of the bible, and were ALWAYS looking for a handout of money from me.
This bothers me to no end. Think about it from my side of the equation. I spend countless hours preparing lessons for them that would help them get out of their situation. You know the old saying:
“You can give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Or you can teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
I was teaching them to fish; and it still wasn’t enough for them. God wants us to be efficient with our time and resources, and those classes were a waste of the time he has given me. That is why I’m now doing this on the internet, even reaching out to the non-believer to help them make money. Helping people is what I believe God wants us all to do, even the non-believer.
On this website, I will be pouring out into your life some powerful strategies to help you make money online in a way God intended. The proof of that will be the scriptural references. If this is not enough for you, all I can say is that I’ve done my part, and I own you nothing more. You don’t ask the teacher for money so you can pay your tuition, do you?
If you ask me for money, after all I’ve giving through the time it took me to produce this web site, I will publicly call you out. Please don’t make me do that. Consider how the non-Christian will see your actions. It always looks bad for all Christians (me included), when one Christian is doing something stupid. It isn’t going to persuade them to become a Christian, right?
The Bible Says A Lot About How To Make Money
Within the bible, there are a significant amount of passages that talk about how to get money. I still marvel and find it incredible that there are so many golden nuggets of wealth-building wisdom in its pages. And it would be my honor and privilege to expose them to you. They are time-tested, and they are not mumbo-jumbo or mystical. They are down-to-earth, and very practical. You would have thought that they were said by a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
I do believe that God has a plan to prosper you (as it says in Jeremiah 29:11). The plan is very detailed, and it is written down in ink within the pages of the bible. If you would like to explore this plan, welcome. You’ve come to the right place.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.