Why so much hate?
Preachers dare not mention the blessings of God or prosperity, or they will be critically labeled a “prosperity preacher.” We know there are excesses and extremes in every area, but doesn’t the Bible talk about God’s desire to bless us as His children? Do not every one of us as parents want the best and greatest blessings for our children?
God wants us to be so blessed that we become a blessing to the nations of the world. Are we supposed to start preaching a poverty gospel? How can we possibly alleviate suffering and help the poor if we don’t have the resources to do it? Even those who believe in socialism must have some means of wealth from which to extract the money they wish to disburse.
I’m saying this as a firm warning: If we don’t recognize this foolishness and the danger imposed by the hatred of success, blessings, and prosperity, we are going to destroy our ability to meet any legitimate need – along with our future and the future of our children and those we love. Americans must experience a change of heart and mind—and it must come soon, or we are going to see the downfall of this once great nation.
It’s not too late for us to turn the tide, but we need to release God’s love to people all around us and especially to those with whom we disagree. We must witness a new demonstration of God’s power and especially His love and forgiveness. Only then can expressions of compassion replace hatred and violence.
Let there be peace on earth and goodwill toward men.