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.



Maria Smith's picture

Dear Donolaw: I really

Dear Donolaw:

I really believe that if you have strong faith and pray sincerely, God will help you.

For example, one day I did not have any cash on me, forgot my cards and realized I was out of gas when I was leaving the doctors office. I prayed that I could make it home but had high doubts.

I said Lord, help me out here - just enough to get home. Then, I happen to look down and on the ground, by the corner of the building, was a $20 bill. I could not believe it. Well, I picked it up, looked around the building to see if someone had dropped it but no one was around. I got my gas and made it home and praised and thank my God for providing.

This is a small example of how he helped me financially. There have been other occasions when the amount of money came to me and that was scraping $5,000 to help with bills. It should not amaze me but it does. HE said that He would provide and does.

What is a shame is when preachers take advantage of people for their own gain. They will have to answer for those actions. The Lord will always help His children. Faith and prayers is what will move Our Lord.

Blessings to all.

Yours in Christ,

Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess