The Prosperity Gospel: Blessing or Curse?

In recent years, I have heard and read much about the prosperity gospel; both arguments for and against it. Scripture is clear about three things that concern this issue:

  • The love of money, passion for fame and desire for wealth always lead to painful harm – 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  • God’s promise to supply the need of His children is valid and certain – Philippians 4:19
  • The Christian life is one of many challenges, trials of faith and striving (and of course victories too) – Matthew 19:24-30, 7:13-14

So what makes the prosperity gospel dangerous? Why is it such a big issue in the church today? How do you reconcile the three key elements I listed above? I want to read from you. Kindly respond to this post below or send me your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.

Before you do, spend the next 10 minutes to watch this video by John Piper on what he calls “Why I Abominate the Prosperity Gospel” (not intended to tilt the argument in any direction before it even starts) 🙂

Looking forward to understanding your perspective and views. I encourage you to share this post if you are on Facebook, Twitter or have your own blog for wider reach and engagement. Thanks in advance.

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

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