The Treasure Principle Reconsidered: Storing Up True Treasures in Heaven

  • Bob Roller


Jesus instructed his disciples to store up treasures in heaven rather than on earth. Some incorrectly interpret this to refer only to money given to churches and Christian ministries, teaching that, while you cannot take money with you to heaven, you can send it on ahead. This paper challenges such teaching by discussing the temporal and eternal aspects of wealth and how to store up true treasures in heaven. Through their vocations, Christians store up treasure in heaven by fulfilling the Great Commission. Implications for Christian faculty members, business practitioners, pastors, and teachers are examined.