The Biblical Money Code

imageI ran across a 1 hour video online titled ‘The Biblical Money Code’. In this video Mr. Sean Hyman states that the Bible is full of money-making investing principles and that if you put them into practice you could go from making 15,000 a year to giving away 50,000 a year. I am not making this up. The video can be found here and at the bottom of the post. Ironically Mr. Hyman starts by quoting that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evils (1 Timothy 6:10), true, yet continues through the video stating how we can make money off the investment of the stock market by following these biblical principles and, as the 13:55 minute mark states, that even if you are not a person of faith you too can be successful. After talking about himself and his program for quite some time Mr. Hyman does mention three more bible references for his investment program. The first to get a mention is Matthew 25: 14-30; the parable of the talents. This chapter is all about FAITH. Allow me to quote from the World English Bible; which is the updated version of the 1901 American Standard Version. Both of these works are in the public domain and may be copied freely. The WEB can be found here.

Luke Chapter 25
1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. 14 “For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two. 18 But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 “Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them. 20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.’ 21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 “He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.’ 23 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. 25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’ 26 “But his lord answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter. 27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. 28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away. 30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 31 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, 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 food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in. 36 I was 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, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? 38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take 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 them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,.” you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’ 44 “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’ 45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’ 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
– emphasis mine

Mr. Hyman then breaks the 2nd commandment of misusing the Lords name and commits blasphemy by invoking the name of God in a lie. He twists this parable to mean that Jesus was giving us investment secrets in this parable as it pertains to our money. Yet, a closer look at this parable in context shows us that this is not really about money. This would state that God gives us money and He expects it back with interest when He returns. This parable is about spiritual gifts, namely faith, and what we do with this faith. Will this faith be active and living just doing what faith naturally does serving our neighbor, or will we stuff it away (rejecting it) and continue living for ourselves (chasing Mammon perhaps?). This chapter reads through like a story. Mr. Hyman had taken part of the story, and with it the surrounding context, and added his own context. The continuing story tells of goats and sheep. As you can see by my emphasis, the sheep had no idea that they did these good works and the goats point to their works by stating “when didn’t we help you?”. You see repentant faith doesn’t look to works to see if it is active and real, repentant faith looks to Christ because our own works are vile and evil. The more we focus on Christ the more we realize our own sinful nature. After awhile Mr. Hyman then takes us to Malachi 3:10.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this,” says Yahweh of Armies, “if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be room enough for. Malachi 3:10

Again, continuing in blasphemy, he states that this verse means that when you bless others God will then bless you. Really Mr. Hyman; If I DO then God WILL; am I to control God? Doesn’t this verse speak, in context (see Malachi) , about the famine of the Word in the land? The tithe was given to the Levites because they had no land of their own, this was their portion and not given to them so that everyone else can be blessed with material wealth. This tithe would support the preaching of the Word. The “blessing” is the covenant promise that God made to Israel that ultimately points to Christ! This is not a passage that tells us that if we give a little to others then we get a whole lot more back to give to others. Nice pious move thought Mr. Hyman yet your still pointing us to Mammon and not to Christ. Maybe that is perhaps your reading the Scripture through the eyes of idolatry and not looking for Christ. The last passage of Scripture he quotes is Luke 6:46.

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things which I say? 47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who hears, and doesn’t do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49

The parable of the house on the rock, according to Mr. Hyman, is a warning of making sure you have a solid foundation for your investment. Make sure you have a good reason for choosing your investment and do not waver. Yet, in context, this parable is about placing Christ as your foundation so that your faith will not fall. What is the foundation that was laid? Jesus’ Words! It is His words that bring faith; thus it is repentant faith that is the foundation of our relationship with our fellow-man (See Luke 6) If you have a foundation of idolatry it will not last and will collapse. Mr. Hyman will sell even more information to you if you subscribe for a year membership to his program. In closing, this 60 minute video was mostly about investing and not about God or His Word, at least not properly taught in context. Furthermore, would anyone come to repentant faith by these money-making principles? Would these principles make me Justified before God? No. The Bible is about Jesus (Luke 24:27; John 5:39) and not gnostic principles, moralistic therapeutic deism, or anything else to make God into YOUR image. Since the Bible centers on Jesus then maybe we should teach it as such? Lying, misusing the name of the Lord, and idolatry are all condemned under God’s Law and must be punished. Yet, Jesus Christ, fully God and Fully Man, fulfilled the law perfectly for you (active obedience) and took your place under the Father’s wrath (passive obedience) on the cross, suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose from the dead for your justification so that as a guilty sinner you are now imputed with the righteousness of Christ by faith. This is the Gospel message that should be proclaimed (Luke 24:47). You see, this is the “code” of the Bible; Christ and Him crucified for YOU. Remember, there will always be people out there eisegeting God’s Word that is why it is imperative that we use biblical discernment and follow the Berean method (Acts 17:10-12). Mr. Hyman, a former pastor, seems very successful at investing however he did not handle these Biblical passages correctly. Until next time, put on the full armor of God and stand firm on the foundation of Christ.

‘The Biblical Money Code’

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  1. To God be the glory! Your overview of Mr. Hyman’s so-called “code” is very well said in light of Scripture truth. I appreciate the sensitive approach that comes through towards this “poor” fella who evidently has a very warped interpretation of Biblical truth. There are some men who are faithful financial advisors teaching Biblical stewardship and sound investing principles for which Christians do not have to be ashamed. Mr. Hyman; however, is a Charleton. Nontheless, we should pray for him and those who are misled by his teaching. Thank you for reminding your readers of the one true foundation for any/all success – the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone. God bless you.

    • Agree with you, scripture-based he is NOT. Not being snippy– the word you want is “charlatan”, ie. a fraud. With God we will Conquer.

  2. Wahooo!!! You said what was on my mind as I listened to Mr. Hyman’s presentation. It became clear to me that his center of attention is himself, not Christ, and his method is the same as other individuals who hype their own sales messages for profit. Truly, we need to hold any message up to the Scripture and ask, “What does the Scripture say about this?” We must ask the Holy Spirit for help to know the truth in all things. You have offered a truly scholarly response to Hyman’s article. Well Done! There are genuinely truthful presentations regarding financial principles based on Scripture that do bear study. Thank you for your dialog on this subject. Much appreciated!

  3. I wasted an hour listening to the bait and switch. He kept talking about giving. He never said the cost. I had to click on the “offer” and scroll down to find out it costs about $50. But hurry because the publisher wants to double the price. I am ashamed of a pastor who has to be dishonest to sell himself.

  4. I watched for 14 minutes, and I stopped … this Hyman guy is a phony !!!! The Bible phrase “for the love on money is the root of all evil” has a shining example in Mr. Hyman.

  5. Denis Bourke says:

    The only truth expressed by Mr Hyman relates to “looking well into the matter” (that) involves study, homework, and countless hours of research, and risking real money in trial and error tests. So, this is no different from anyone setting up and making a go of a business, trade or profession. Hard work, risk, and personal discipline. Conducting due diligence, not gambling. (Also, from what I know of the US Tax Code, there are financial and social benefits to be gained from charitable giving. Does Mr Hyman do his without claim on the tax system and anonymously?? Remember the widow’s mite (Luke 21: 1-4)

  6. Thanks!

  7. Kris Manning says:

    Well said!

  8. This clown has built a faux religious castle around himself using the Bible to hawk his wares. At first I was drawn in with interest as I first saw this guy in a news release. What is often too good to be true is most usually the case. Jesus Christ is not about making money. Worshipping God is not about furthering your earthly pursuits — far from it. Twisting the true messages brought forth in Biblical scripture is a demon’s past time. That’s what I attribute this man’s efforts as — evil that surounds us most any day. Before wasting time reading or watching someone like this heathen fast forward to the last page and then behold the marketing ploy being used — tapes, DVDs, books, monthly letter subscriptions all for sale — now you have the plain truth!

  9. f you think that the Holy Bible is/has an easy way to earn money… mmm… Then so many people like this man are already making rich at your expenses. The Holy Bible doesn’t has any kind of “Money Code”. But this man found an easy way to fool people manipulating both people and Bible and, in fact, he really does get money (a very lot of money) of naive people who give it away to him. Christians: Do not be fooled! Remember Matthew 6, 24: “You cannot serve both God and money.”

  10. While listening to hymens’s presentation for 5 mins, the following question immediately sprung to mind…If he is so successful making lot’s of money being this so called “biblical investor”, why then would he want to make more on the internet by selling “biblical principles” in making money …could it be for his love of money? Or was he really as successful as he claims…Watch it Mr. Hymen, I would not be as bold as you are, Mammon is reeling you in…

  11. Its about making money by luring people into buying useless stuff with the help of misinterpreted bible quotes. Thats disgusting but effective. Too many people stop asking questions if religion is involved and somone even states he was a pastor once.
    Which is most likely a lie… i even wonder if “Sean Hyman” itself is a real person or the guy in the tv has a complete different Name.

  12. Thanks for all the enlightenment , almost washed off by the presentation.
    Thanks god for the faith I have in U. AMEN!

  13. These long carefully crafted online presentations, with no way to scroll to the end, are always trying to take your money. This one is one of the worst of all as it abuses one’s belief in God. So sad the state of the union…

  14. chris chaffin says:

    I didn’t enjoy this article at all. jealousy is not good either. I think if people would give then they would get gain. if you sow you shall reap. wheres the love that jesus commands us to have for one another. but all you see is people debating & fighting trying to make the bible sound the way you interpret it. Wheres your faith how did you demonstrate your love & faith in this article that jesus commands us to do. all you have done by writing this article is sow a seed in peoples mind to doubt God and to limit his power & gifts. when I read this article all I feel is jealousy, you have some good points, but you just sowed a lot of doubt to anyone who has read this article. how about you show more love & faith and see what that brings you in life. as for me this didn’t change my faith or make me limit Gods ability. remember a house that is divided can not stand. stop writing things to make people doubt God & limit his ability. we are not to have faith in men but in God, the word jesus, and be led by the spirit which demonstrates love. If a man makes money and uses it wisely as In helping & blessing others that says he cares he loves people. NOT MONEY! the love of money is the root of all evil. that means you hoard it all up and save it for nothing. God blesses people so they can in return bless others and if that person gives the credit all to God which is a command to lift up Gods name among all men. so in all things you do lift up the name of jesus. don’t be a guy that is jealous because your faith and love is so weak, rather demonstrate your love and exercise your faith in God and see what happens.

    • Thank you for your response. I assure you that there is no jealousy involved in this post. You did state that there was a problem “how about you show more love & faith and see what that brings you in life.” You state that I lack love and faith and that this is why I wrote a “jealous” article. The Bible tells us that love and faith is shown in Truth (Ephesians 4:1-15). The faith and love that you are discussing is one of “live and let live” and is more of a subjective standard of what truth is. A faith and love that is grounded in a “what is true for you is true for you, but doesn’t have to be true for me” has no ground to stand on. Truth is objective and God has made clear what He has said. I thank you for your time and I pray that you will see that Scripture is about God saving man and not a subjective guidebook.

  15. so quick to judge aren’t we.

  16. I think you have grossly misrepresented and misjudged Mr. Hyman. If you think that Hyman believes his insights into those passages are in original context, you are extremely naive. It’s as if you feel good to rail on someone with really no proof of his intentions and without him being able to defend himself. You’ve condemned the man before you know if he is guilty. How are you to know if he is righteous or wicked? What has he done to deserve such ridicule? No one on here, it seems, has even given this man a chance to prove himself, therefore, no one here can righteously judge this man. I don’t know anymore about him than the rest of you, but I certainly won’t harshly judge him before I have evidence. He seems pretty honest from what I’ve read and seen. His video takes some principles from Scripture passages and applies it to money and investing. Then he offers his services for $50 a year… Sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. If anyone actually has tried this, I’d like to know… In my opinion, he has done nothing to degrade the Holy Scriptures, but on the contrary gives us insight to their application to every part of our lives. The Proverbs Scripture is the only one in actual context, but in the others the principle was removed from context to apply it another area of life. There’s nothing wrong with that. Some very ignorant people may believe that his interpretation is all that those passages mean. I will not be so shallow. When you chided him about the “house on the rock” passage, it was so ridiculous to think that he doesn’t know the real meaning of that passage. This guy’s job is monetary investing… He’s trying to apply Bible principles to his work, not proof text. As an example a salesperson wants to become better at what he does. What should he do? Look to the world and try to become better that way? Nah. As a Christian, one always should look to God’s Bible and the wisdom found therein to become “better”. That is all Mr. Hyman is doing. He’s not coming up with “another gospel”. To say he is blaspheming is a very serious allegation. A accusation that I believe you have made in haste and without real proofs. That, my brother, falls under God’s command of “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. Side note, to accuse someone of blasphemy is to condemn them to death. Do you really want Mr. Hyman in hell? It looks like you want him there just because you don’t understand him. By the way, God hasn’t given you that power anyway. Please tell me that you are sorry for being so quick to judge and did not intend to be “angry with your brother without a cause”. Jesus would not be too proud of this bash party.

    • You agree that he took the Word of God and mangled it into a different meaning and you are alright with that?

      Matthew 4:1-11 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”8 Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. 9 He said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me,* Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.

    • Reign4 Zeal says:

      I dont fully agree with you on this matter. Though I dont know Mr. Hyman enough as to conclude if his intentions were good or evil, I do know that its ok to figuratively apply biblical principles. Would it have been better if Hyman traced his investment skills to his education, intellect or any other religion apart from christianity? I dont think so. It could be that he just found a way via scripture in which he could glorify God in his investment exploits. He didnt change the literal meaning of those scriptures but rather applied its principles for other purposes. One love!

  17. I’m so thankful to our Heavenly Father and His Son Lord Jesus Christ for using you as an instrument for telling the right interpretation of the bible. May God guide you always and use you according to His will.. i ask this in the name of our Saviour JESUS CHRIST, AMEN!

  18. Petro Jahnel says:

    I didn’t even watch the video, I followed his “advice” and researched him before I wasted my time. And as I suspected from the beginning, he is a fraud. I love giving away money and blessing others, and that’s how he almost caught me……I agree with Casey, we should pray for this man.

  19. Arnaud DEFAYE says:

    Mr Hyman talks about starting from being a saver, then becoming an investor, and then turning to becoming a philanthropist. He places us as considering ourselves in the first place, and then to consider others after us. The young boy giving his 5 breads and fishes to Jesus (John 6:1-13) did not behave the way Mr Hyman says : he gave all he had to Jesus, and from that Jesus did a miracle that blessed everyone.

  20. you might want to check this link out for way much more comments from real investors… long 14 pages of endless comments.

  21. Truth Lover says:

    Jesus of Nazareth says: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6: 19-21)

  22. Truth Lover says:

    Jesus asks us to give to the poor of our money but he NEVER asks us to MAKE money to give it to the poor. He does not need our money, he needs our love, as in the following passage: “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” (Mark 12: 41-44)

  23. “After talking about himself and his program for quite some time Mr. Hyman does mention three more bible references for his investment program. The first to get a mention is Matthew 25: 14-30; the parable of the talents. This chapter is all about FAITH”
    Not sure what you are reading but this parable from Jesus reads like it is meant. I do not share your opinion on this view I do believe it is about being a good steward with money or monetary that that God blesses us with. You reference Malichi 3:10 where God commands us to return what is his! (Money in our day). Unless your a rancher giving from your stock then you are like all the rest of us going to work everyday for monetary purposes. Mathew 24 14-30 does tell us clearly that those who give “Exceedingly and Abundantly” which that is used for God’s purposes and not our own, then more will be given. Jesus in this parable also tells us that if we do not take care of what we are given what we have will be taken also. That is what I read. Faith is apart of the full circle of belief in Christ Jesus and his resurrection. God needs more than just a few good deeds from us. Faith along with works and (Tithe along with offerings, then “Painful” offerings) is what sets us on a spiritual path. Are you saying not to give abundantly to our creator (our father) because he has all the money he needs? God is not going to come down and do that. From Jesus on God is working through us in “Faith” as you state but that also includes “Giving”, financially and physically. This parable is Jesus telling us he wants all area’s devoted to the right principles.
    Although I do not subscribe or agree or dis-agree with Mr. Hyman there are clear biblical principals on how to live our lives. Jesus is clear about borrowing money for an example, the borrower is a ? (SLAVE) to the debtor. You might dis-agree with that but it’s all through scripture. So before you go spouting blasphemy be careful. The bible it self have references throughout the OT and NT on how to conduct ourselves financially. I like to ask myself this, can I live on 50% of what I make and give God the other 50%? Ask yourself another question if God came quietly to you in an audible voice and ask you to give all that you have, house, cars, money? everything? Do you have the faith to take that step? We all have to look at ourselves.
    One more note if you look through the OT God uses references of people, Abraham, King David, King Solomon, Job, and so on. Have you noticed they were all wealthy financially? They say in King David’s day he gave like 60 billion dollars to god? Then I look at what I do and what I give then I see the likes of others that can give millions and ask myself what I have or have not done on a daily basis? “FAITH”. is being a good steward for God as well as yourself and your family. It’s a giant big circle that Jesus fills.
    The moral of that parable we started with was money and faith but being a good steward of that faith that involved money? Cheers

  24. Mdumiseni says:

    The word of God can never be limited to one interpretation, God can use one scripture to deal with many things in our lives, so I agree the scripture of Talents is about Faith and it is not only about faith….God can use the same verse for Investment and other things.. that’s what we call divine wisdom. At the end of the day all must be done to glorify God..

    • So, He is going to judge us based on how much money we have invested for Him? If you are going to read that parable literally then you have to take the entire thing as literal. I suppose the parable of the Lost Coin was about keeping a keen eye on our spending habits?

  25. I started watching his video but became frustrated with the continuous repeating of the same memes. He repeats the same information again and again without ever getting to the point; ie…what it is he is offering.
    That’s usually a sure sign of a ‘sales pitch’ rather than the sharing of information within the community of Christ, as he attempts to frame it. In other words; he wasn’t doing this out of the goodness of his heart–he is doing it for money!

    When you can’t ‘fast-forward’ the video and he won’t get to the point, I get suspicious. So….I looked to the bottom of the page at the “Terms of Use” section and there it was: Books, DVD’s and monthly news letters…all at a cost.

    I suspect that THIS is how he makes his $Millions…just like those Real Estate ‘get rich the easy way’ schemes: They make more money off the tapes, DVD’s and books than they ever do off of real estate.

    If this guy wanted to help the faithful and share his good fortune (derived from Scripture in the form of some “Biblical Code”) then it would have been inexpensive enough to simply publish the information on a web site and let it stand on its own merits.

    Oh….and the Parable of the Tenants is about multiplying the faithful as a result of your own faith as opposed to keeping your faith safely “buried” within yourself.

    Share the good news: Christ is risen!

  26. Men of Mud THANK YOU for this article.
    I just today heard the “” advertisement and was looking for it to listen to as times are hard and… you know.
    I love the treatment of the “money code” in your article, and also everyone’s responses. I see it as anything else in this world economy, when you really distill the argument, it points toward the question “what will you do with the man Jesus Christ?”
    The money code, or the mammon code, or whatever moniker anyone wants to label it with, is asking and answering the question “how can I make more money?” I will not question the motive because everyone has a different one of those. Mr. moneycode “used” to be a pastor. I think we all know people who “used to be a pastor” and we wonder “what? Are you joking?” there is not the high view of God’s Word needed to be a “man of God” present in many men nowdays.
    We are all bombarded by seductive offers of idolotry and sensual pursuits, from the baseness that I won’t specify to the higher pursuits of even christians. Have you ever seen solid church goers make church their idol? Make their pastor their idol? Yes even their “version” of the holy Bible has been made into an idol.
    Mr. Dan made reference about misjudging, and to a point I agree with him. I think you were a bit harsh in your treatment in that you seem to be coming at it from a “God Follower’s” perspective, and I don’t think you can really do that with the Money Code. This is why: The word calls us to the ministry of reconciliation (as Christians, reconciling people to God through Jesus) and this is a totally secular offer that is interspersed with bible stuff. If someone follows it whole heartedly and makes tons of money then the goal was accomplished. To construe this as any kind of biblical witness with a goal of producing christians, I think is misplaced.
    So how can I profit from this? Only in that I can talk about the great God of Heaven who really does want riches for His children. And that is not necessaarily money, it’s much more spiritual than that.
    So I go back to the question What will WE do with the MAN Jesus Christ?

  27. I am actually not a practicing Christian anymore, and it is thanks to toxic ideologies like that of Sean Hayman that pushed me over the edge. What the poor need is not sympathy money, they need love and acceptance, and we don’t promote that by driving in a Ferrari and throwing a bag of food at them.
    I have lived the life of a refugee in the west, and the only place I found compassion and acceptance was among left wing marxist kinds of groups. In churches I only found arrogance, discrimination, love of the self, and pretending to be self rightous. The ultimate test is that non of the Christian girls considered me worth of attention, only of pitty being nice to kind of attention.
    The church needs to rid itself of money and power loving ideas and accept being the widow in the temple, otherwise I can only reapeat what Ghandi said: “Give me your Christ and take away your Christianity”

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