Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy
David J. Pederson
Spurgeon, Wealth, Prosperity, Increase, Money
Christianity | Religion
Sheppard, Robert, "Charles Spurgeon and a Biblical View of Wealth" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4551.
Charles Spurgeon preached wealth as a spiritual commodity based on his Christological exposition which countered the preaching of wealth as a divine right. Some people have come to view earthly wealth as a substance that comes as a result of obedience to God. There are also a number of people that believe that any biblical theology pertaining to wealth is amendable and see no lasting truth in the text. Spurgeon critiques these approaches. He saw earthly wealth primarily as a spiritual commodity and believed it to be a substance that should be utilized for the purpose of bringing glory to God. The researcher will present a study of what the Bible teaches with regards to wealth as perceived by Spurgeon by applying biblical theological categories and an analysis of wealth from its inception until the present day.