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  •  Full Gospel, Full Wallet movement (2+ / 0-)

    Do any of you remember this ?  During the '70's while the s0-called Jesus movement  was in full swing, there was a similar happening among rich businessmen (or wouldbe rich businessmen) ... the whole premise of this group, founded by the owner of the largest Dairy herd in the world, was  Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (FGBMFI)

    All of the men I met that were part of this group believed that money and prosperity was a sign that one was saved...
    They could quote all kinds of verses justifying this ... needless to say their fellowship was full ... not only did it validate being rich, but it provided a network for meeting the rich, sucking up to them, currying favor with them and eventually possibly getting in on the action...
    There were no women in the group... Wives had prayer meetings at home where they were taught to obey their husbands .... I didn't know everyone in the movement but I did encounter people from different areas of the country and they all held the same belief about riches ..
    and women ... This group was growing strong at the same time as Pat Robertson and the Bakkes  .. I think they had a real influence on what became the religious right

    Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

    by moonbatlulu on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:25:48 PM PST

    •  full gospel full wallet? GROSS! (1+ / 0-)
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      i never heard that before but it turns my stomach : - (

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 07:19:46 AM PST

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      •  that wasn't the official name (1+ / 0-)
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        that was the nickname some of us outside the movement used ... but believed me that described their attitude about wealth and the Gospel perfectly

        Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

        by moonbatlulu on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:45:08 AM PST

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