Do You Long For Holiness?

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

– Peter, in his first epistle

I never feel comfortably but when I find my soul going forth after God; if I cannot be holy, I must necessarily be miserable for ever.

– David Brainerd, The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd; Volume 1; pg. 113.

Why hatred is not an overreaction to the prosperity gospel

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

– Paul in 1 Timothy 6

Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.

– Jesus in Matthew 19

John Piper explains why he abominates the prosperity gospel.

Benny Hinn provides a case in point on why Piper’s hatred is justified.