Translation? Rich people vote Republican and poor people vote Democratic. Notice how everything is negatively spun regarding poor people and positively spun for the rich. Let's do the opposite. Poverty votes for people who want to help poor people and do not marginalize their existence. Wealth elects people who will increase their corporate entitlements and welfare to make themselves even richer. Two can play this silly game. The problem is, Vallotton is supposed to be representing Christianity and I do not recall a lot of Jesus' teaching about how noble rich people were. I do recall a great deal about helping the least in society.
'These contrasts are not meant to be the last word on poverty, riches and wealth. They are simple comparisons to help explain how people in each of these mindsets think. They also help explain why many people are rich, but far fewer of them are wealthy. Furthermore, because true wealth is first a condition of the heart and mind that affects the world around you, and is not necessarily related to how much money you have in the bank, there are many wealthy people who don't have a lot of assets. As we approach the Christmas season, where it's easy to focus on the external resources you have, I encourage you to look at your life from a different point of view. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."' -- Kris Vallotton
Dear Lord I have not read a more carnal article this year! This is not about the will of God but the will of men. Rich men specifically. Kris Vallotton does not show even the slightest sign that his mind has been transformed because it has not. He threw together eight ridiculous and offensive comparisons with such generic, carnal stereotypes I could hardly believe the claim to this article was Christian in nature. Then at the end he tries to play it off like he did not do what everyone can see he just did. Demonize the poor and bow down to the altar of mammon once again. Kris Vallotton is a money whore, plain and simple.
'I believe God wants to transform the way you think about this topic and I want to remind you that regardless of your current circumstances, the God of Abundance can meet you right where you're at. Wealth is believing in the fullness of God's ability and desire to provide in your life. It's the means -- resources, strength, and wisdom -- to create positive outcomes in the midst of lack. It is light in the darkness, healing in sickness, prosperity in poverty, wholeness in brokenness, favor in obscurity, love for the unlovely, beauty for ashes, and victory among victims. It is the conviction of John 10:10 which says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."' -- Kris Vallotton
It is only fitting that Kris Vallotton cites a passage about false teachers to sum up how false he truly is. John 10:10 is NOT dealing with money or abundant mindsets. Read the surrounding context! Jesus is the door to sheep pen. Those who do not enter by Him are the thieves because they steal the Gospel away from those who would need it. This results in the killing and destruction of those not actually being saved. That is the result of false teachers, who are represented here as the thief. The abundant life Christ came to provide is the eternal life -- not mansions and luxury cars in this world. Kris does not know this abundance which is why he is left to whore himself out for the baubles this world offers. To truly have an abundance mindset is to have a poverty mindset. To understand we are nothing without our Savior. To deny ourselves and carry our cross daily. To understand our abundance is not of this world but in the reconciliation with our Creator. Lastly, if you were unsure of the motivation of Kris Vallotton, here is how he closed out this article:
"If you or someone you love wants to grow in their identity and abundance mindset from the inside out, I encourage you to check the Abundant Life Bundle in my Christmas Sale! I love to do a Christmas Sale each year because I want to help you gift your loved ones with resources that will impact their lives on a deep level!" -- Kris Vallotton
It was all a sales pitch. Kris Vallotton was not the least bit concerned what type of mindset you have. He just wanted you to buy his stupid books about money because that is all he cares about. Our mindset beloved should always be towards Jesus Christ and guided solely by His word. Then we will be properly concerned about wealth and how difficult it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. We will also be mindful of those who may not have what we have. Not to look down on them and mock them as Kris Vallotton did. Rather we see them as equal in worth at the foot of the cross and do for the least of these as if we were doing it unto Christ Himself. Yes. I am sure I read that somewhere"