Reflection. The obscenity of ostentation. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translate.

Among the advice Paul gives Timothy on how to handle the Church recommends that teaches the wealthiest women in the congregation not to do ostentation:

9 also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess godliness. 2 Timothy 2.9-10 RV60.

Peter in his 1st Letter recommends:
2 While they behold your chaste and respectful. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes, 4 but the hidden man of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God.
1 Peter 2.2-4 RV60

Apparently the Elders of the Church Age were quite sober about not flaunting, because nothing is said about them. But today, booming Prosperity Gospel, where being rich is synonymous with "Blessed" and "having made the things properly" the Super Apostles are presented to give the services with a tremendous display of wealth, I wearing between clothes and accessories to U $ D 10,000, driving luxury cars, taking vacations in unique places, sending their children to the best private Universities, with money from the congregation, and personal offerings, obviously.

But those who have understood the Gospel and Jesus are modeled [1], live a simple life without luxuries, dumping the excess funds to the Work of God.

Mega Pastors, those whose congregations have over 5,000 members are in Gral. Those who flaunt wealth, when they should be more careful, especially when Catholicism from the Pope himself gives a lesson in humility with his old shoes [2] .
I'm not saying make a cult of poverty, but ostentation is truly obscene, especially when in the last rows of the Mega Churches, there are so many poor people sitting, feeling that something terrible must have done to not receive from God the "Blessing "as his" apostles ".

Week 70 is about to begin, be careful not to be obscene.


[1] not-imply.html

Obscene ostentation, Apostles of Prosperity, Prosperity Evangelism.


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