the charismatic movement a financial scam and ungodly

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  1. Revmitchell

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    “God knows where the money is, and he knows how to get the money to you.” That was the message of Gloria Copeland as she was speaking at the Southwest Believers’ Convention recently held in Fort Worth, Texas. The event drew the attention of The New York Times and reporter Laurie Goodstein contributed a compelling report about the meeting and its message.

    The Southwest Believers’ Convention drew a crowd of more than 9,000 to hear an “all-star lineup” of preachers deliver the message of the prosperity gospel. One by one, the preachers and the speakers enticed the gathered thousands by offering them the assurance that God wants them rich — even fabulously rich.

    As Goodstein reports, the preachers were not shy about drawing attention to the luxurious lives they lead. “Private airplanes and boats. A motorcycle sent by an anonymous supporter. Vacations in Hawaii and cruises in Alaska. Designer handbags. A ring of emeralds and diamonds.” According to the preachers of the prosperity gospel, these are merely examples of the riches and rewards that come to those who have sufficient faith — and invest sufficient funds in the ministries of the prosperity preachers.

    http://www.albertmohler.com/2009/08...ttle-the-false-gospel-of-prosperity-theology/
     
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    Probably, but worse than the Christian Reconstruction scam or any other Christian scam. Wanting to generate income might be more "Christian" than wanting political power or wanting to force God's hand by encouraging the Jews to rebuild the Temple so that Jesus will have a place to return (to).
     
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    Wonder why jesus and the Apostles did not receive those financial blessings promised to us per those fath teachers?

    Did jesus and Apostles not have "enough faith?"
     
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    You need to fix Jesus.
     

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