*Note: This book review was written elsewhere by the same author and republished here. It was not written on the date that this webpage was published
I struggle to even call this a Christian book. It is more of a Christianized self help book with a heresy thrown in there. However, it was labeled Christian and it quotes the Bible (Out of Context) a good bit, so it is still worth a review.
For starters, there are a few non-heretical issues with the book. For example, he quotes Herbert W. Armstrong, who is a very major heretic. That is not heresy in and of itself, but it is a sin to violate the One Degree of Separation from heretics that is mandated by Scripture. Also, he twists almost every verse he touches. He cites the 10th Commandment and says that the reason coveting was banned by Scripture is because it would lead to over-spending. There is also his strange use of the law. Morley teaches that the law was intended to bring human happiness. I don't know if you could call that heresy, but it is certainly a strange and dangerous teaching that should bar those who believe it from being teachers.
However, these issues aren't the biggest qualms I have with the book. The book is laced with the Prosperity Gospel. This heresy, which teaches that the promise of salvation is financial wealth, is everywhere in this book. At one point he says, "First, know that God wants you to be happy and prosper." Somewhere else he says, "God wants you to prosper." This Prosperity Gospel is a false Gospel that distorts the character of God (By basically making Him into a cosmic Genie) and distorts the promises of salvation (By adding the promise of material wealth to salvation).
If you really want financial advice, there are probably better books out there. If you just want to learn about monetary planning, choose a book that does not have a false gospel as a crucial part of the book. For such a gospel has no power to save, only to condemn.
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Brandon C. Hines
Brandon is a young writer, theologian, and polemicist. He adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession and believes in Calvinism, Covenant Theology, Credobaptism, Presuppositional Apologetics, and the Essentials of the Christian Faith.
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