The Soft Prosperity Gospel

Another great find by Dan C. of The Battle Cry. My son is a fan of the Ligonier conferences so I have watched them occasionally myself. If you think that if you work hard for God, then He should work hard for you, this is a must read.

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The Battle Cry

Written by Erik Raymond | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“The soft prosperity gospel teaches that if you work hard for God, then He should work hard for you. Many have bought into this lie. We go to church, keep our noses clean, and do whatever extra we can. Then we hope God will do His part and bless us with good kids, a nice house, a steady job, and plenty of money. But what happens when the company downsizes? When a kid starts taking drugs? When the 401(k) shrinks?”

What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people in their books. Queasiness is the reaction one should have to the brand of Christianity trumpeted by prosperity preachers. This…

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