Category Archives: The Prosperity Gospel

Prayer of Release from the Prosperity Gospel (seeker-friendly churches)

Almighty Father, I come before You in repentance of heart.  I lift up my prayer to You and I will look up and direct my prayer to You.  I will kneel before my Maker and spread out My hands to … Continue reading

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What Does the Bible Say about the Prosperity Gospel?

Now they have new covetous sayings: “I’m believing God for the land next door”…… “Believe it and receive it”……”Name it and claim it”…… “Blab it and grab it”…… In the prosperity gospel, also known as the ‘word of faith’ movement, the believer … Continue reading

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Is the ‘Name It Claim It’ Teaching Biblical?

The ‘name it and claim it’ or ‘prosperity gospel‘ is not biblical and is in many ways antithetical to the true gospel message and the clear teaching of Scripture. While there are many different versions of the name it and … Continue reading

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Prosperity Gospel: Another Gospel

Theologians, like most of the rest of us, sometimes make outlandish statements.  For example, the book, “God’s Holy Fire: The Nature and Function of Scripture”, written by Kenneth L. Cukrowski, Mark W. Hamilton and James W. Thompson (Abilene: ACU Press, 2002), … Continue reading

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Is the “Prosperity Gospel” Heresy?

Recently I talked with a reporter for a major metropolitan daily newspaper about Pentecostalism. He called me after interviewing (he said) many scholars about Pentecostalism. He said that the people most enamored with Pentecostalism were non-Pentecostal religious scholars; none of … Continue reading

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Why the Prosperity Gospel is Wrong

The prosperity gospel – or health and wealth gospel – started as a movement in the 1940s.  It teaches that God wants Christians to be prosperous financially, physically, spiritually, and in every other aspect of life.  The supporters of this … Continue reading

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