Posted by froggyTheFrog (22.214.171.124) on March 25, 2003 at 14:11:26:
In Reply to: Re: COULD SPIRITUAL LAW LEADS TO MATERIAL SUCCESS? posted by froggyTheFrog (126.96.36.199) on March 21, 2003 at 14:07:23:
As time goes on, I get more and more curious about what your belief system is. What are your beliefs. You can reply to this post if you want, or if you'd like to be able to answer me without being told you are wrong or criticized, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
> The term "spiritual law" is interesting, and opens a Pandora's box of issues depending on what your belief system is. I will leave my pondering the exact meaning of that phrase here and go with what I think your intended meaning is.
> Of course "spirituality" can lead to material success. However, I would not attribute the success to spiritual practices themselves, which have no merit in and of themselves, but rather consider it a reward given by whom the spiritual practices are for. In my case, God would perhaps reward me with prosperity in life for ministering to others, if he wished to give me that reward.
> So, spiritual practices can lead to material success, but wouldn't you agree with me that conducting spiritual practices for the purpose of obtaining material success would corrupt those spiritual practices? You would no longer be seeking God, but money. The Christian religion has a verse in the Bible that states, "You can not serve God and mammon". "Mammon" is essentially money or material goods, things of this world.
> > I THINK EVERYBODY HERE IS ,MUCH OR LESS,SORT OF SPIRITUAL PERSON.
> > THE QUESTION IS ---COULD SPIRITUAL LAW LEADS TO MATERIAL SUCCESS?
> > THANK YOU
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