Many English speakers today would not even know what covetousness means! It’s greed or lust, really. And lust means “an.” So many problems in our society stem from this, especially those who aspire to wealth and fame by any means possible.
Then there are those who claim to be Christians, who promote the abundant life, wealth and prosperity doctrines. They say if you don’t have it, that is because you don’t believe it yourself. For example, the Word-Of-Faith preachers, like Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Paul and Jan Crouch, Andrew Wommack, Fred Price and many more. These pioneered the Word Of Faith movement out of the Pentecostal movement in the late 20th century. They started tele-evangelising people out of their money with promises of hundred fold increases if the poor would just send in their meager hard-earned cash as a “seed” that God could ostensibly grow. Who prospered? The preachers did and still do. Only the preachers bank accounts grew, not those poor gullible believers’.