Uh-huh. So you are not talking about money but you chose an image of a fistful of twenties? Make no mistake about it beloved. Kris Vallotton is talking about money. He may hide behind some niceties in this paragraph but anyone with an ounce of discernment knows exactly what he is selling. Let us go through this pious sounding laundry list of pseudo-spiritual nonsense he spews about wealth. It does not take wealth to believe in the fullness of God's ability and desire to provide for us. In fact, it is easy to feel that way when you are wealthy. Try it when the foreclosure note comes and they've repossessed your car. We do not need wealth or a wealth mindset to be light in the middle of darkness. We need the Gospel. Nor do we need wealth to bring healing to sickness -- again the Gospel. Prosperity in poverty? Wholeness in brokenness? Favor in obscurity? All of these things listed have absolutely nothing to do with wealth and everything to do with the Gospel. When you have traded the actual gospel in for this cheap knockoff however, this is what you are left with. Just a fistful of twenties and a blog post trying to explain them. The disconnect here is staggering. Beloved, whatever gives you a can do attitude, a more than enough mindset and a nothing is impossible belief system is your God. Who is more than enough? God is! Nothing is impossible with whom? God! Like the rich young ruler before him, Kris Vallotton's god is wealth. We are supposed to have radical generosity, extraordinary compassion, sacrificial giving and profound humility because of Calvary; not because of some silly "wealth mindset." He closes here with more absurdities. Wealth is always thankful? Never jealous? Not boastful? Celebrates others? What planet is Vallotton living on? Wealth produces the opposite in people but that is even beside the point by now. Kris Vallotton has made it abundantly clear that he does not worship God. If you still have any doubt, he now goes into the eight differences between wealth and poverty thinking:
1. Poverty lives for today, wealth leaves a legacy.
This just goes to show
how unbelievably shallow Kris is. I know plenty of people who have left
wondrous legacies for their family down multiple generations that had no money
to speak of. Legacies of love, hard work, and compassion. Money? Money burns
up. Wealth fades away. Those are not items of legacy. That precious car Kris loves
so much will be a rusted out heap in less than 50 years. The people he led away
from Christ? Oh beloved that is a legacy he will answer dearly for. The Bible
says to live for today and tomorrow is promised to no one. The rich fool was a
fool because he planned so hard for tomorrow but never bothered to check with
2. Poverty finds a problem in every opportunity; while wealth finds an opportunity in every problem.
Yes. If only those beleaguered Iraqi Christians could find the opportunity in the offer of betraying Christ to avoid beheading! Can wealth do more in this temporal world? Sure. But why is Kris Vallotton going out of his way to denigrate people who simply do not have the luxuries he has?
3. Poverty feels entitled, while wealth feels empowered.
Really? Poverty feels entitled? Is that what your vast experience working with the poor has taught you Kris? Wealth feels empowered because this world empowers wealth. That is not of God's kingdom however. That is how Satan runs the kingdom of earth. God's kingdom is of the principle that the last shall be first and the poor shall be eternally prosperous.