What Makes Prosperity Gospel Not Christian?


Is Prosperity Gospel Christian?

Close to Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, prosperity preachers hammer on “positive thinking” by using jargon like “claim it, declare it!” If you do this, think, and act this way, God will bless you. Hence, the prosperity gospel.

Filled with emotions, not deep spirituality

These “progressive fake-preachers” use a brand on stage, usually characterized by looking cool or somewhat theatrical on stage. Most of them have an extravagant lifestyle and make use of performative acts.

To good about prosperity Gospel

Prosperity gospel offers a clear solution but not really about the redemptive work of Christ, but what He can give. It guarantees that faith will always breakthrough your darkest or thickest wall, which is what Jesus preached.

It’s not just wealth but health! Only believe, leap, shout, and clap—you will land on your feet praising God. Jesus did say it’s all about faith—but His life wasn’t lived like this.

What makes it not about Christianity?

  • It’s centered on utopia as if the world is our final destination. The Apostles tell us to set our minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)
  • It focuses on health, wealth but sweeps sin and daily repentance under the carpet, equally preached by Jesus. (2 Peter 3:9)
  • It’s all about how a great God can give you a great life devoid of hardship. But Jesus emphasized we should embrace our cross. (Matthew 10:38-39)

It’s easy to distinguish them from “blessed Christians” and “extravagant” ones. Just compare how much they’re worth when they started to how significant their assets are after.

Benny Hinn in Indonesia. (PHOTO Via Benny Hinn website)
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