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Christian Finances

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by AF Guy N Paradise, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. AF Guy N Paradise

    AF Guy N Paradise Active Member

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    Does anyone know of any Christian organizations that help with debt, debt consolidation, or just basic common sense that will help the way e handle our money?

    I appreciate any input. Our S.S. classes are doing a series on this subject matter.

    Aloha and God Bless!

    John
     
  2. Carolina Baptist

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  3. Jonathan

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    Dave Ramsey has a number of financial training programs that have been used in churches (the best known is "Financial Peace University") and other organizations. Check out Dave Ramsey.
     
  4. Artimaeus

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    If you aint't got it, don't spend it.
    If you can't afford it...you can't afford it.
    Long term needs outweigh short term wants EVERYTIME.
    QUIT SPENDING!!!

    Common sense is something I have a TON of. I just let my wife hold it (the common sense) for me. [​IMG] I am not making light of a difficult situation, it is just that the solution is simple to say but more difficult to accomplish. Common sense works everytime but like diet and exercise it is harder to practice than it looks. Just be willing to put off immediate pleasures in favor of long term goals and you CAN get out of debt.
     
  5. Jonathan

    Jonathan Member

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    If you aint't got it, don't spend it.
    If you can't afford it...you can't afford it.
    Long term needs outweigh short term wants EVERYTIME.
    QUIT SPENDING!!!

    Common sense is something I have a TON of. I just let my wife hold it (the common sense) for me. [​IMG] I am not making light of a difficult situation, it is just that the solution is simple to say but more difficult to accomplish. Common sense works everytime but like diet and exercise it is harder to practice than it looks. Just be willing to put off immediate pleasures in favor of long term goals and you CAN get out of debt.
    </font>[/QUOTE]The problem with this is that even though most of us have common sense, we frequently lack the discipline to analyze and utilize it.

    The discipleship model provides for serious and loving accountability. It works for financial training, how to study one's bible, how to be a better husband/father, how to have a consistent prayer life, etc...

    If such things were so obvious to implement, there would be no significant need for believer to attend church after conversion. After all, we already have God's Word right?
     
  6. Larry in Tennessee

    Larry in Tennessee New Member

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    Dave Ramsey has a number of financial training programs that have been used in churches (the best known is "Financial Peace University") and other organizations. Check out Dave Ramsey. </font>[/QUOTE]Dave has the best common sense advice, imo, for handling finances.
     
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