Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Danger of Prosperity

“I fear, wherever riches have increased, (exceeding few are the exceptions,) the essence of religion, the mind that was in Christ, has decreased in the same proportion. Therefore do I not see how it is possible, in the nature of things, for any revival of true religion to continue long. For religion must necessarily produce both industry and frugality; and these cannot but produce riches. But as riches increase, so will pride, anger, and love of the world in all its branches.”
-John Wesley 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've pondered that question personally, what if i won the lottery, where would my heart, mind and attitude be over the long haul.