Prosperity Preaching

Clay's picture

What is your opinion on prosperity style preaching? Many mainstream Christian preachers have jumped on the bandwagon with the "sew a seed" and reap a fortune from God fad these days. TV Evangelists seem to corner the market with this regard.

Do you believe it is theologically correct in giving more because you want more?

Does this style of preaching tend to be a protestant effort or are there Catholic preachers/teachers involved too?

If you disagree with the above, what do you think the end consequence will be for those involved? Will they suffer eternal damnation for emptying the pockets of vulnerable desperate Christians?

My personal opinion is that Jesus calls me to take up my cross and follow him.



zombee68's picture

i find it abhorrent

Health, wealth, and prosperity are all nice things to want for, but if our God must do those things in order to be faithful to us, then how are we surrendered to the will of God. I find these teachings to be in direct conflict with scripture. God promises to bless us, but we are not to determine the way in which He will. I wouldn't want to. If I genuinely believe that God knows me better, loves me mores, and will bless perfectly, then I would think it quite petty to bring the prosperity gospel to Him and tell Him that since I faithfully sowed $50 a month, that He had to bless me a certain way. I think it's insulting to a holy, divine, sovereign Lord to even preach such nonsense. The apostles certainly followed and gave greatly. I don't think any of them were given to health, wealth, or prosperity.