August 24, 2013

The Biblical Money Code

Gordon Haber, Religion Dispatches

Recently I wrote about Godonomics, pastor Chad Hovind’s ludicrous book on “the biblical principles of finance” which says, in essence, that the poor are lazy and that God prefers supply-side economics. Godonomics is also a money-making system—and for the low, low price of $75.51, the Godonomics Platinum Package will teach you how to experience “the joys of both prosperity and wisdom.”

Now we find an investment advisor named Sean Hyman pushing “The Biblical Money Code,” which claims that advice “woven” into Scripture has helped him go from earning $15,000 to giving away up to $50,000 a year.

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TAGGED: Bible, Prosperity Gospel


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