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QUOTE (Theodore Epp) – May 1

May 1, 2014

Theodore Epp

“Christians can become so addicted to money and to achieving a higher level of living that they lose all perspective and forget what they are really here on earth to accomplish. Those who live only for the pleasures of the moment stand under the condemnation of Paul’s words of 1 Timothy 5:6: “She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.” Many Christians have had the vitality taken from their spiritual life because of their great concern for the things of the world. They are saved, but their lives do not reflect the glorious difference that Christ can make when a believer focuses his attention on eternal values instead of temporal ones.”
~Theodore Epp

In honor of Theodore Epp, Pastor, writer, and radio evangelist, whose radio program Back to the Bible first aired on this day in 1939.

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5 comments

  1. In 2 Cor. 6 tells us believers are straiten themselves in their own bowels by becoming yoked together with unbelievers. Mortgages for homes and buildings is one way that that kind of yoking occurs. When unbelievers are forcing you to pay attention to money for decades, it becomes a habit. Bad company corrupts good morals. (1 Cor. 15:33) Getting free of bad company begins by training yourself to be content having food and raiment. (1 Tim. 6:8) To move on to prosperity, everyone needs to learn how to maintain good works for necessary uses, lead quiet lives (not ostentatious), work with their hands, & mind the business they share. (Tit. 3:14; 1 Thes. 4:11)


  2. I heard it said like this, “The only reason we should be looking in our neighbor’s bowl is to see if they have enough to survive, not to see if they have more than us.”

    I was feeling convicted over the week as I planted our vegetable garden. For whatever reason, I didn’t stop to ask God’s blessing over my crop. In fact, I went so far to think, “If this doesn’t make, then I can just go buy more vegetables.” In other words, if my lettuce didn’t grow, no big deal. I have plenty of money to buy more.

    This is wrong. My heart should be thankful and want a successful crop, so that I use the money I save to meet the needs of others.


  3. Thank you so much for sharing this. It really touched as this is something that I’m struggling with right now. 🙂 Thank you!


  4. Reblogged this on Proverbs 31 Teen.


  5. Of course, the church never turns down that big fat check every week either. I get the quote to some extent, but I can’t believe that God and Jesus saved me from a drunkard’s life to scrape the bottom of the garbage pail for my next meal either. No, my witness to his power is that one can recover from that bleak existence to lead a productive, happy life. If living humbly but comfortably were not a gift, trying to convince another who still suffers to go from one bleak struggle to the next, without medication, would be futile. It’s all about the balance.



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