name it and claim it, prosperity gospel, is bunk. the only ones getting rich are the charlatan preachers of this, including Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers and others.
posted on 05/16/2013 9:35:22 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
Prosperity Gospel is a wicked heresy. I doubt very many even understand the Gospel in such groups. A friend of mine was sucked into that stuff for years. She reported that she had never once heard the Gospel in any meaningful way. She was totally ignorant of what Christ actually taught, until she came out of it after some bad encounters with “Prophets” getting tyrannical.
Don't know if you know my story, but I'm still a little miffed to be turned back when I had done all of the hard part of dying of blunt injury trauma in a blizzard on the side of a mountain.
I'll manage the petty details like money, or lack of.
Harumph. I was so very close.
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posted on 05/16/2013 9:40:14 PM PDT
If Osteen has $40 million he can hire someone to be good for him.
posted on 05/16/2013 11:11:21 PM PDT
(you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
More than it being Catholic v/s non-Catholic, the Prosperity Gospel is particularly insidious. It has a catchy tune, but what happens to people who don’t get rich — do they just reject Christ completely?
posted on 05/17/2013 1:52:46 AM PDT
(Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
prosperity gospel is just bunk and it is in no way protestant
posted on 05/17/2013 1:54:34 AM PDT
Many Vatican-watchers interpreted the election of Pope Francis as Romes counter-offensive against the rise of neo-Pentecostalism in the global South.
If this is so, then "many Vatican-watchers" have a completely worldly mindset and would be much better off paying attention to their own spiritual lives.
posted on 05/17/2013 4:25:22 AM PDT
(Sarah is right.)
This particular type of "theology" ( i am loathe to call it that) I find most irritating. I recall a version of this to be popular among the Amway crowd in the 1980's. For the record I have nothing wrong with Amway, it's a good product. But to watch some of these snake oil salesmen work the crowds at conventions in retrospect was shameful. The implication was that if you weren't successful it was because your faith was weak, or you were doing something wrong. If you weren't successful it was your fault. Go to the ministers (paid) speech, buy their expensive cassettes and you'll get it right. Or so they implied.
posted on 05/17/2013 5:09:37 AM PDT
by Celtic Conservative
(tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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