God created Adam in his image. Having lost the blessed state of God’s presence Adam was sent out of the Garden. We read that his children subsequently were created in his image. It implies that man forfeited the explicit seal of God’s favor. Sin creates fertile ground for weeds of all manner of unseemly traits in man to grow. Violence, malice hate, prejudice ambition, greed and lusts. Society naturally reflects man’s preoccupation to meet all his needs. In refusing God’s Will he is a child of wrath. His natural appetites and their burden on him discolors his mind as well. Look at his ideas and what a travesty! God made man His steward of the earth. It has been interpreted to mean exploit the natural resources, slaughter animals so they are endangered species, and exploit the weak. Having created unequal wealth he rationalizes ‘God’s blessing is in the wealth we flaunt’.
Men of God who cut and paste the Word of God to prosper have their prosperity theology, just as Soviet empire in its decay gave liberation theology. They shall not escape when the Lord God one day calls man to account.