What is “Inheritolatry”?

September 21, 2022 |Orchard Alliance

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Inheritolatry is the decision to leave an abundance of financial resources to the next generation without regard to financial responsibility, spiritual commitment, or the size of the estate.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

As Christians, you and I are called to fulfill the Great Commission. That calling might seem unattainable within your lifetime, but is it really?

If this [$5 trillion] amount was used for Kingdom purposes, Wise believes the Great Commission could be fulfilled.

Jim Wise, financial advisor and author of Inheritolatry, believes it is attainable. In his book, he describes what he is observing in American Evangelicalism with the current unprecedented transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. According to his research, Wise reports that God has blessed American evangelical families with more than $5 trillion in assets that will be passed from one generation to the next over the next few decades. If this amount was used for Kingdom purposes, Wise believes the Great Commission could be fulfilled.

With the biblical perspective that God owns it all and we are his stewards, I encourage you to reflect on Jim Wise’s challenge and ask yourself, “What am I doing with God’s money?” But don’t stop there. Ask yourself, as I have, “What will my heirs do with God’s money?”

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