Lifestyles of the Rich Evangelists

You don't have to be a Christian to relate to the biblical story of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness.
According to the Gospel writers' accounts, before the launch of his career as the Savior of the World, the young rabbi from Nazareth got a motivation check from his archrival for the souls of humanity.

"The devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 'All this I will give you if you bow down and worship me,'" the Tempter told him.

As we all know, Jesus rather forcefully declined the offer and went on to teach and model a way of life that eschewed the popular thinking of the day, which was that wealth and worldly means are proof of God's approval and favor: "If you're rich, God must like you; if you're poor, he must not," they reasoned. -Read more here