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How They Spin Prosperity lyrics

How They Spin Prosperity lyrics

Words and Music by Vivian Gendernalik

 

There's a teaching called prosperity

If someone is in poverty

Suffers lots of difficulties

That person mustn't be right with God

 

Teachers of this completely conceal

We’re not to build wealth where thieves break in

Just heaven where our hearts should be

And spin it to mean worldly prosperity

 

CHORUS 1

Right from the heart of Pharisees

Is how some spin prosperity

Put dollars in eyes, instead of on Christ

Make hearts partial, to others in strife

That’s how they spin prosperity

Straight from their hearts of Pharisees

 

Such teachers conveniently forget

The poverty and strife Paul described

He and his disciples lived

As they selflessly evangelized

 

In 2 Corinthians Paul said

He and Timothy were poorly dressed

Having nothing they went hungry

Without a place to call a bed

 

BRIDGE 1

When the greatest of the great

Were the poorest of the poor

Yet made many rich forever more

It's not the measure of a man

But the measure of the Lord

That shows

Where a person really stands

 

CHORUS 2

Right from the heart of Pharisees

Is how they spin prosperity

Put dollars in eyes, instead of on Christ

Make hearts partial, to others in strife

That’s how they spin prosperity

Straight from their hearts of Pharisees

It's what they play

It's what they say

It's how they spin it

To a worldly shade


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