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.



texandisciple's picture

You are right, jroberts....

I think that our common human nature would think a thought like, "God wants us to be rich and happy!" Well, that's not the case at all when you start reading the scriptures. It really brings alot of things you wouldn't expect into the light. For us, we would like to be rich, and have everything we want...but is that what is best for us? No, actually, in biblical view, it is better for you to be poor and seek God with all of your heart. Not to mention the fact that if you start thinking about other people in this world, it is not fair for some to be rich and others to be so poor that they go hungry. I think the promise we have from the Lord Jesus Christ is this though: He is able to feed the birds of the air, so for those of you who believe in Christ, how much more is He able and willing to feed and clothe us? Thanks for your comment.

"He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it."

"He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it."