Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
At first glance, it is difficult to understand the success of preachers of the prosperity gospel. Here, we present five reasons.
Pastor Joel Osteen's megachurch spent $90 million last year. Only 1.3% was used for mission and evangelistic outreach.
A court in Barcelona has enforced a prison sentence of 12 to 20 months along with returning the money scammed upon a pastor and his wife, and the commercial director of a Christian tv station.
A study shows that over 50% of mega-church-goers in Southeast Asia, have a university degree, are Chinese, and come from families which were not previously Christian.
Twelve months of blessing, provision and harvest are on the way.
I liked the Psalm’s image of the tree because it measures our prosperity not in the base of how much we receive but in how much we give.
“Church planting is a business here”, Dan Huffstutler, director of East Africa Baptist School of Theology, denounces.
“We need a realistic, grounded sense of self that is not pre-occupied with maintaining its own importance, but serving a purpose bigger than ‘me’”, says Psychiatrist Glynn Harrison, author of ‘The Big Ego Trip’.
Marcelo Crivella is nephew of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God leader Edo Maceido. The image of most ‘evangelical’ politicians in Brazil is very bad, says sociologist.
A look at 10 of the most dangerous heresies in the history of the Church.
One of the main problems I have with the Prosperity Gospel is that it turns the church of the living God into an American success story.