“God wants you rich!”
“Live like a child of the King–healthy and wealthy!”
Sounds appealing, right?
Wikipedia describes Prosperity Theology as “…a religious belief among some Christians that financial blessing and physical well-being is always the will of God for them, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one’s material wealth.”
There are many proponents of this health and wealth gospel; from international TV evangelists to neighborhood church pastors.
The problem is… The Bible disagrees.
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Scripture is inerrant. It is without error and it does not contradict itself.
The prosperity gospel is man-focused rather than God-focused. It can only be justified by isolating portions and fragments of Scripture.
The love of wealth (the desire for wealth) can drive both man and nations to idolatry.
Reference 1 Timothy 6:9-10 and Hosea 13:6
Jesus humbled Himself and took on the form of a servant.
Paul counted all the riches and prestige that he forsook as dung.
The Apostles all died as martyrs except for John.