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Showing posts with label Prosperity Gospel Mortagage Crisis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prosperity Gospel Mortagage Crisis. Show all posts

Sunday, October 5, 2008

If You Can't Afford That House Then God Don't Want You To Have It.

The Prosperity Gospel is one of the fastest -growing movement in America. A lot of its followers are poor and black. Some are victims of the current credit crisis. Time reports, that the "Prosperity Gospel" preaches that God will "make way" for the poor to gain wealth, making believers easy prey for greedy mortgage brokers. Followers of this kinda teaching are told that donations to the church will be repaid by an assist from the divine. Critics say that the gospel appears to be set up for the prosperity of preachers, while others say the belief has a genuinely empowering message.

The faithful are thought to have been hit especially hard by the mortgage crisis. I believe some churches and pastors who preach the Prosperity Gospel have played a role in the recent mortgage crisis. The Prosperity Gospel is a primarily charasmatic movement that say God will bless you according to the measure of faith that you have in him. There are biblical texts that, when taken out of context, seem to support the claim. To be clear, the article suggests that the congregation members who have received bad loans are “victims” of the crisis.

Pastors who proclaim the Prosperity Gospel ignores a lot of the Bible. What about Job? a righteous man who suffered yet, he had great faith. There is Stephen who had so much faith in God that he was killed. Then, of course, there is Jesus. You can’t have anymore faith than in the Father than Jesus had. Yet, he had no place to lay his head and was crucified. Fullness of faith does not often lead to wealth and financial prosperity in the Bible. The delusion that faith will bring financial prosperity can be very harmful. What do you think?