Tag Archives: false doctrine

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #11:
How to Become Divinely Prosperous

By | 27 May 2019

I’ve been praying over the last few days about how the Holy Spirit wanted me to conclude this series. The answer came when my pastor began his sermon last night with the following quote from Proverbs: My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? # 10:
Were Jesus’ His Disciples Actually Poor?

By | 15 May 2019

One of the common objections raised against the prosperity message is that Jesus, as our perfect earthly Example, and His disciples were all poor folks who didn’t have two shekels to rub together. This article will hopefully put that myth out of our misery once and for all. One of my favorite non-fiction authors is Rodney Stark, Ph.D.,… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #8:
Objections to the Prosperity Doctrine

By | 15 Mar 2019

One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #7:
General Characteristics of Each Side of the Debate

By | 2 Mar 2019

In this installment, I would like to offer some personal observations contrasting each side of this debate. Pro-Prosperity We believe God is a good God and always gives us good gifts and it is Satan — not God — who is stealing, killing, and destroying in the lives of believers and non-believers alike. We are prone to fight… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #6:
Needs vs. Wants

By | 2 Mar 2019

One of the common objections I’ve heard from the many critics I’ve encountered concerning the so-called “prosperity gospel” is a theologically silly discussion of the dichotomy between “wants” and “needs.” Both sides of this discussion lay claim to the following verse, but interpret it in entirely different ways: And my God shall supply all your need according to… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #4:
New Testament Warnings Concerning Riches

By | 25 May 2018

Introduction So far in this series, we have thoroughly examined the OT concerning finances and wealth. In this installment, we will begin exploring what the NT has to say on the subject. Most likely shocking to skeptics on this topic, we’ll start by quoting and addressing passages used by many to refute the prosperity message. Do not lay… Read More »