July 18, 2008

Why Robert Kiyosaki Should Not Be Allowed to Address Your Church Assembly!

by @ 2:09 pm. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

First I want to mention, I’m not saying that you should not get advice about finances from people who have knowledge in that area. Just as I’m not trying to say don’t seek to learn how to bake pies from a baker. What I am warning about in this post, is how sometimes some who are unlearned and in church leadership or are just straight up pulpit pimps sometimes allow ungodly people to address their assembly with ungodly teaching and it is all spun as if it is the Word of God. When actually it is just the opposite. However, I certainly think all saints should seek to learn to be good stewards. We just have to be careful who we seek to teach us, IF we’re trying to learn something in Christ’s Name. Certain people are good for training saints; while certain other people are totally unfit for addressing a church assembly and being presented to the sheep in the Lord’s name. Robert Kiyosaki is one of the people who is unfit for presenting his material and himself before any church assembly in any teaching capacity and I will explain why in this post.

The Word of God explicitly says:

Matthew 13:22 (New American Standard Bible)

22 “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.


1 Timothy 6:3-5 (New American Standard Bible)

3 If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

4 he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

5 and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

So the church must be careful not to bring in teachers who are using the Word with a focus on the deceitfulness of wealth, or using a cover of godliness as a means of gain. Such is counter to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. All led into such have the word choked and are unfruitful. Sure their bank account might look good, but in the eyes of God their ground is infertile.

Also, the church has to avoid teaming up with pagans, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. God and money cannot both be served.

Matthew 6:24 (New American Standard Bible)

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth.

Robert Kiyosaki is a man who serves wealth and does not believe on God through Jesus Christ. He makes this clear in a post on his own blog, that I read a while back.

(It is best that you click the link below and read his blog post in full.)

Go Forth and Multiply — Your Money – by Robert Kiyosaki – Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006, 12:00AM

For now, this week I derive much of its inspiration from the Bible. Since money and religion are controversial subjects, I should clarify my religious position: I prefer the Native American Indian term “Great Spirit” as a more approachable reference to God.

I also don’t like religious fanatics, regardless of what religion they belong to, but I support freedom of religion. For that matter, I also support the freedom to not believe in a god at all.

While I’m no Bible scholar, I’m going to use a passage from the New Testament book of Mathew to illustrate my point about wickedness and the lack of wealth. If I misinterpret its message or don’t follow your interpretation I mean no harm, nor do I claim to speak for God.

He makes it clear he’s not a Christian. He also makes it clear he does not think well of people who proclaim THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION AND ALL OTHER PATHS LEAD TO DESTRUCTION. Proclaiming such truth, Acts 4:12, is of course “fanatical”. Kiyosaki notes he’s not trying to speak for God or claiming any level of biblical scholarship. He’s just found something in the Bible, that he’s using to promote his own feelings about wealth. The Bible is clear about those who mishandle the Word of God.

2 Peter 3:10-18 (New American Standard Bible)

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Notice the Lord will destroy what is here and He’s not coming back to collect a monetary payment from His sheep, the wealth of this world will be destroyed. Your bank account balance won’t matter, because the bank and all in it will be burned up! But those who mishandle the scriptures do so to their own destruction and sadly Robert Kiyosaki is an example of just that.

Kiyosaki goes on to mishandle the parable of talents, claiming it to be all about making money. And says this:

If your master is God, then God?s joy is the abundance derived from making money, which in turn creates more abundance. If that means God doesn?t like poor people, then so be it.

He tries to make it clear he?s not attempting to play a religious leadership role, just explaining how he makes use of the Bible. He?s almost screaming that he twists scripture for his own personal advantage, if you pay close attention to what he?s saying.

He closes the write-up with the following:

One of the more financially dysfunctional notions I hear from poor people is that ?money doesn?t make you happy.? I don?t know about you, but I?m much happier when I have an abundance of money.

So does God feel the same way ? is He happier when you?re rich, or when you?re poor? That?s a question you?ll have to answer for yourself. I think you know how I feel.

Of course he’s happier the more money he has, HE LOVES MONEY!

He is not a believer, but plays right into the prosperity doctrine heresy promoted by TD Jakes and Eddie Long perfectly! They fall into the thorns every time.

Now I don’t enjoy being critical of Kiyosaki, because he’s clearly an unbeliever and who am I to judge who God will judge, 1 Corinthians 5:12 [click to expand link]? But I have to warn the church, not to take in someone as a teacher who promotes a false gospel.

In my time with pulpit pimp Eddie Long, the Wednesday night “Bible Study”, which really was just his Wednesday night show, at times became all about the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki. I seriously thought given the level of promotion, that Robert Kiyosaki was a Christian and we were taught to listen to the words of Kiyosaki as something on par with the prophetic. And this is because Eddie Long, TD Jakes and others who promote Robert Kiyosaki are promoting the false prosperity doctrine. No room for Luke 6:20-26 in their doctrine.

Kiyosaki asserts the parable of the talents is all about money. And once upon a time, when I was buying into the delusion I felt the same way. As if God was coming to check bank accounts. The parable of the talents has no more to do about money than the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. The money is nothing more than an example used of a spiritual reality, not at all about the rich being better for attaining wealth. What Kiyosaki missed, was what comes later in the same chapter he found the parable of the talents in.

Matthew 25:31-46 (New American Standard Bible)

31 ?But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 ?All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
34 ?Then the King will say to those on His right, ?Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 ?For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.? 37 ?Then the righteous will answer Him, ?Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 ?And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 ?When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?? 40 ?The King will answer and say to them, ?Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.?
41 ?Then He will also say to those on His left, ?Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.? 44 ?Then they themselves also will answer, ?Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?? 45 ?Then He will answer them, ?Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.? 46 ?These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.?

Jesus was explaining that those who do as He commands in taking care of His sheep and proclaiming the gospel will be rewarded. Those who do not do as He commanded, most importantly those who failed to believe on Him as the ONLY hope for salvation will be tossed into the lake of fire for eternity. And if you really trust Him, certainly you will share the message of salvation on Him when presented the opportunity. We have to use what God has given us, to proclaim the saving message of His Son, as led by the Holy Spirit. The talents are our means to share the gospel as the Lord leads and the return is what He will reap, all who believe the salvation message. Just as salvation is predestinated for the believer, so is the sharing of the message and who will receive it.

So then, in the parable of the talents, who are the money changers/bankers and the talk about interest? Understand that the Jews were forbidden from earning interest from their own people, they could only make interest off outsiders, Deuteronomy 23:19-20. The church is to grow from our sharing the message of salvation with the wicked. Those who believe and are born again were not only predestinated to do so, but are also the increasing interest the Lord will collect, which includes even us.

Pray for Robert Kiyosaki, to one day know true salvation if the Lord wills, but know he is not a man who should be addressing any church assembly. Sadly, too many who preach a false gospel promote and even hire him to speak to church groups. Like false prosperity teacher TD Jakes has had him speak at his MegaFlesh MegaFest event. Another who I did not detail in this post is Suze Orman. We hope that she might some day come to know the truth of salvation, but for now she is not to be speaking over any assembly of saints either and you can read why over at Jesus Christology.

9 Responses to “Why Robert Kiyosaki Should Not Be Allowed to Address Your Church Assembly!”

  1. Praiser4Life Says:

    Paula White also hooked up with Rober Kiyosaki

  2. IndependentConservative Says:

    Praiser4Life, it seems your link is not working, but here is video of Paula White with Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki on “finding your passion in life”. No mentions of Jesus to be found in that clip! Cause it’s all about Y-O-U and M-O-N-E-Y in their world.

  3. stan Says:

    When I saw those two, Donald Trump and Richard Kiyosaki on Paula White, I was shocked. Then I realized whose show it was that they were on, then I wasn’t shocked. I just shook my head “yep.”

  4. IndependentConservative Says:

    Also see: Huh?! God Wants Me to be Rich?

  5. Praiser4Life Says:

    Yeah, when I clicked it myself it said that the session had timed out. Your video u posted is even better. Keep up the good work.

  6. stan Says:

    Wasn’t there a pastor named Tim or Jim Johnson who claims that his teachings have spawned over 100 millionaires in his church? He was on Paula White’s program too. Do you know who I mean?

  7. IndependentConservative Says:

    Have not heard of him, but sounds like something Paula would have on her show.

  8. carol Says:

    I would rather have Go to seminar and hear Kiyosaki and learn how to earn, invest, and buy real estate so that I may become wealthy or at least not depend on welfare or your children to help you. Go to church give your $$$$ to some of these preachers and such and all they do is buy planes, bently’s, Rolls Royce’s, mansions off of your $$$ which we reap no benefits from AT ALL. Dont dare think that you can go to their home or ride in their super expnsive cars. NO WAY. I PUT MY TRUST IN GOD AND KIYOSAKI to help me make $$$.
    I have read a few of his books and have benefited from them along with Susie Orman. I have given $$ in offerings and have received NOTHING but lies (empty promises) and scare tatics.

  9. IndependentConservative Says:

    Carol, do you feel that godliness means you are entitled to monetary gain? Given you in your own words said:

    I PUT MY TRUST IN GOD AND KIYOSAKI to help me make $$$.

    Do you feel that Jesus is the ONLY means to salvation? Also, do you consider yourself to be a believer in Jesus as the Christ and a follower of Him?

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