The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ....Proponents of the prosperity gospel see things differently. They believe their position is biblical, citing Scripture to back up their claims. One such verse is John 10:10: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

    Jesus does give us abundant life, but his abundant life is independent of circumstances.

    A diagnosis of cancer, a stock-market crash and a child’s rebellion cannot diminish the abundant life we have in Christ. And a miraculous healing, a financial windfall and a prodigal’s return don’t transform it either. True abundant life rests in the God who is Lord over the good things and the terrible things in our life. As Job says, “Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” (Job 2:10).

    When we assert that pain-free lives are God’s reward for the righteous, we insinuate to the wounded that their problems are of their own making. As Randy Alcorn says,

    Tragically, the prosperity gospel has poisoned the church and undermined our ability to deal with evil and suffering. Some churches today have no place for pain. Those who say God has healed them get the microphone, while those who continue to suffer are shamed into silence or ushered out the back door.

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    We had one into that right here in Detroit, Ev Ike, who taught to his followers that he had a caddiliac faith, while they still kept a pinto one!

    I liked when EV Hill stated one tim ethat it was interesting to him that while across the road the WoF church was teaching finacial prosperity, many of their members also came across road to get food and clothing from his church help ministries!
     
  3. Br. Dan

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    Thanks for posting this thread. Having been a missionary in Mexico for a few years, I have no use for any gospel that cannot be preached to all men. Sadly, I saw some charismatic false preachers attempt to preach this garbage in Mexico, it was disgusting.
     
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    Those caught up in it would state that they have the "full Gospel", bu tthe truth is that they have no real Gospel t all!
     

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