The ´Prosperity Gospel´

Anyone who eagerly listens to the prosperity gospel and thinks that God wants His people
to have lots of money and property doesn´t know what the Bible teaches:

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that
which is
not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward
(Proverbs 23:4-5)

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  (Matthew 6:19-21)

The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
(Job 27:19)

The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke. (Proverbs 13:8)

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
(Proverbs 18:11)

The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. (Proverbs 18:23)

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall
surely come to want. (Proverbs 22:16)

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth
him out. (Proverbs 28:11)

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. (Ecclesiastes 10:6)

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great,
and waxen rich. (Jeremiah 5:27)

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:23-24)

He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
(Luke 1:52-53)

But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now!
for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did
their fathers to the false prophets.  (Luke 6:24-26)

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes
he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we
        can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
        and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in
        destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
        some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and
        pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
        righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (1 Timothy 6:6-11)

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of
        the grass he shall pass away. (James 1:9-10)

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
        this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he
        hath promised to them that love him?
 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you,
        and draw you before the judgment seats? (James 2:5-6)

Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
(James 5:1)

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy
of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
(Revelation 2:9)

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and
        have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched,
        and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou
        mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be
        clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;
        and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Revelation 3:17-18)