PG: I'm sure you're aware that you're using the "Jesus & The Rich, Young Ruler" parable or is that more "Satan's Temptation of Christ" ... no matter ... I'll decline your offer based on the fact that unimaginable wealth has never really "done it" for me. Somehow, Donald Trump is not my model of peace and contentment.
Hm... Actually, I don't think I am. I hadn't thought about it in those thems because I'm not asking you to renounce God and believe me instead. All my offer requires is that you trust me when I tell you that I can live up to my end of the agreement. I'm familiar with the Bible, and I don't recall "thou shall not trust physics_guru1981" being anywhere in there, so no conflict there. Also, I'm also not stipulating what you do with the wealth once you have it. You could use every cent of it to further God's work. Therefore, I don't see why you think that God would have any problem with you accepting my offer, so long as you were faithful enough to let Him guide you in how to use it.
Maybe you see the sheer amount of money being offered as testing God to see if there's enough of Him in you to use the money as He'd want? So, let's say the deal is if you give me $100, I'll give you double back. That's not massive, corrupting wealth. $100 is not an unbearable fiscal risk to you, probably, but you'd still turn me down I think. Be honest, would you turn me down because you're not faithful enough to let God use the $100 profit, i.e. $100 really would be that tempting as to still be a test of faith, or because you don't have any reason to believe that I'll actually give you the $200? If I'm wrong and you'll accept that offer, I'll gladly provide you with the information you need to get the money, preferrably money order, to me.
The point is that when it comes to something extraordinairly valuable to you, your immortal soul, your standard of evidence is virtually non-existant, i.e. "just believe." However, when we're discussing something that you should view as fleeting and trivial, material wealth, you have a much, much higher standard of evidence. That just confuses me! When I'm thinking about the possible risks to something that's not particularly important to me, I'm much looser about how certain I have to be that it won't be damaged, lost, or whatever is appropriate for the situation. On the other hand, for something that I value, I try to be careful to make sure that it won't be hurt.