Tag Archives: poverty

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? #5:
What is Success?

By | 30 Jul 2018

I felt led of the Spirit to clarify this term which is used both by those who accept and those who oppose the doctrine of divine prosperity, often with little precision in what is meant by it by either side. The pro-prosperity side tends to say that God is not the Author of failure and that God rewards… 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 »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #3:
Joseph & the Children of Israel

By | 7 Nov 2017

In the first 2 installments in this series, we have explored the origins of poverty, several biblical patriarchs and their relationship to money, as well as what the “wisdom books” of the OT have to say on the topic of finances. In this article, we will explore God’s dealings with the nation of Israel beginning with Joseph in… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #2
The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes & Psalms

By | 24 Apr 2016

In the first article of this series, we examined God’s original intentions for mankind concerning wealth as well as the biblical accounts of some “fathers of our faith” who were fabulously wealthy and what God had to say — or equally importantly, not say — about them and their money. The last person we covered was Solomon, the… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #1:
Eden & The Hebrew Patriarchs

By | 9 Apr 2016

One of the most controversial doctrines which has been taught over the last 30 years or so is that of divine prosperity, the concept that it is not God’s will for Christian believers to live in poverty, but to actually have more financial resources than barely-enough-to-survive. I’d estimate that it’s the 3rd most controversial doctrine out there, the… Read More »