Ran across this article yesterday. It poses the question, “Was Jesus wealthy?” Believe it or not, depending on the one you ask, you’ll get a different answer. Apparently the argument for Jesus’ personal wealth (or family’s wealth) is one made by proponents of the prosperity gospel movement. I struggle to find a biblical basis to support the positions espoused by the promoters of the prosperity doctrine. As I read through the CNN article, I was amazed at some of the claims suggested by these ministers. The epidemic of Bible illiteracy seems to be greater than I first thought? If nothing more, it’s a strong encouragement for those of us teaching God’s word to make sure we’ve done our homework. Know the context, history, and language – it’ll change the way you teach. By the way, here’s the link to the article. It’s rather long, but you need to read it all the way through. There are a few places I had to laugh, and then I realized this was stuff people actually believed and taught.