Research resources on the prosperity teaching or prosperity gospel, the doctrine that claims God wants you to be rich. You may have seen these preachers on TV or in your church: they state that God will (or even must) make you rich just as soon as you send your money to those very same preachers.
Tag: Prosperity Gospel
John Piper, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, explains why he opposes the properity gospel
Oral Roberts taught that money and material things donated to his organization were the seeds of prosperity and material blessings from God, and that God promises to multiply in miraculous ways whatever is given--and give many times more back to the donor. It was a simple, quasi-spiritual get-rich-quick scheme that appealed mainly to poor, disadvantaged, and desperate people, John MacArthur explains.
Prosperity Teaching -- also known as positive confession, health and wealth, or the name it and claim it doctrine -- in essence is a faith-based scam.
Jim Bakker on the Prospertity Doctrine
The prosperity gospel also has been called the name it and claim it theology. God wants His people to prosper, evangelists like Meyer maintain. Those who follow God and give generously to his ministries can have anything, and everything, they want.