“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

6.37 The “Prosperity Gospel” False Teaching

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We all know who they are: they teach to widespread audiences with popular approval that you should “believe and receive” – abundance in all things material: money, wealth, possessions, fame, power, prestige, etc. These false teachings come in various forms and are often promoted with glitzy/cool slogans attached and lots of slick marketing and visual effects for the gullible. Remember, it is written:

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. – 2 Peter 2:1-3

It should shock no one whatsoever that these prosperity gospel false teachings are in direct and complete contradiction to the teachings of Scripture and the behavior of Jesus Himself while He was here on earth. The lifestyle of a Preacher/Pastor tells you what he values. We are told to “seek the things which are above” (i.e., heavenly things) and not seek the things of this world (money, fame, power, etc.). Enough said.

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Anderson, R. John. "6.37 The “Prosperity Gospel” False Teaching." EachDay.org. Access date: May 20, 2024. https://eachday.org/part-vi-beware-the-wolves/6-37-the-prosperity-gospel/