Category Archives: Prosperity gospel

Little Gods: The Deification Heresy

Some false teachings are so bizarre that one wonders how anyone can believe them. Yet people do believe the charismatic doctrine of deification. Deification is the belief that the incommunicable (non-moral) attributes of God can be given to men. Examples: … Continue reading

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Should Everyone Speak at the Same Time When Praying?

In many churches, people speak out loud at the same time during their prayer times. Is this a Biblical way to pray? Here are 12 reasons to oppose simultaneous praying, or prayer meetings where multiple people speak at the same … Continue reading

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Mark #8: They Draw the Affections to Earth

The whole message of the NT is to draw your heart to Heaven, not earth. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 “But store up … Continue reading

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Mark #7: They Have an Aversion to Humility

Where do we see pride? The translator, microphone, volume level, technology, clothing, mannerisms, and words all say, “Look at me. Notice me. Enjoy the demonstration.” Peter says that all elders should be clothed with humility (1 Peter 5:5), meaning the … Continue reading

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Mark #6: They Ignore the Great Themes of Scripture

Here are some themes they do not talk about much. Christ’s death for the sin of sinners The next life: Future judgment in Heaven or Hell Humility, repentance, and saving faith The glory and beauty of the Father, Son, and … Continue reading

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Mark #5: They Assume Their Listeners Are All Born Again

After he was done preaching he told us he wanted to close in prayer. But just before closing our eyes he asked us if we wanted to be saved. Whoever wants to be saved was invited to come forward and … Continue reading

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Mark #4: They Prostitute the Old Testament

The promises given to Israel are immediately transferred to the church. For example he read Exodus 4:16: Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as … Continue reading

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Mark #3: They Consistently Disobey Explicit Scriptural Teaching About Tongues

The man Friday night “spoke in tongues” twice. If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; 28 but if there is no interpreter, he … Continue reading

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Mark #2: They Are Intentionally Vague

Their strength is in the shadows. Real light, bright gospel light would blind them. Therefore, they must take broad terms and coerce them into service. If the verse says “children of light,” then they will shout and repeat “light” as … Continue reading

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Mark #1: They Do Not Stay Long in a Single Verse

Prosperity preachers cannot explain verses in their context. Taking a paragraph and opening up its meaning is as foreign to them as a time of silence in a modern church. Friday night, for example, the speaker did use many verses. … Continue reading

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