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Publication Date: 2013
Series: Biblical Theology for Life
In this book, Craig Blomberg addresses the tough questions about the place and purpose of wealth and material possessions in a Christians life. He points to the goodness of wealth, as God originally designed it, but also surveys the Bibles many warnings against making an idol out of money.
So are material possessions a blessing for which we should long? And what are the dangers that the use or abuse of material possessions can produce?
Blomberg expounds upon how the sharing of goods and possessions is the key safeguard against both greed and covetousness. He expands on the concept of giving generously, even sacrificially, to those who are needier, demonstrating how Christians can participate in Gods original good design for abundance and demonstrate the world-altering gospel of Christ.
Is there any one key to keeping possessions in their proper, God-intended perspective?
Are there limits on how rich we should become or on how poor we should allow others to get?
What does a truly Christian economic system look like?
How does the Bibles teaching on wealth fit into the gospel?
Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Craig and his wife Fran have two daughters and reside in Centennial, Colorado.
Jonathan Lunde (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology of Biola University. He is coeditor (with Kenneth Berding) of Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and has contributed articles to The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Jon and his wife, Pamela, have three children and reside in Brea, California.