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.



Essence's picture

If you obey you will eat the fruit of the land....

Essence said -
God has always prospered His people and any good father wants to provide for his children and God is the surpreme Father and if we obey him He promises to meet our needs.

Well not really, the Israelites were not feeling all that prospered when they were enslaved in Egypt, as well as a dozen other examples one could site from the Old Testament.

I said: "...If we obey..." So in the examples that you list, there is a perfect example of what happens to you If you do NOT obey. God very clearly puts a condition on His promises. He demands obedience, as any good parent would. He is also the author of the prodigal son, He uses money to teach us lessons. Prosperity teachers also (sorry to genralize), talk about having a pure motive of the heart. God knows what's in our heart and again if it is just motivated for our own lust then He is not going to answer our prayer for financial blessings.

Poverty is part of the curse and Jesus died to deliver us from the curse. So how dare we reject anything He died for......