Category Archives: Prosperity gospel

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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Identifying Prosperity Preachers

Our Lord warned us that many false teachers would be performing miracles, casting out demons, and preaching in the name of Jesus (Matt. 7:21-22). Peter, the leader of the apostles, told us that false prophets who love money would be … Continue reading

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A Different Spirit: African Churches That Don’t Like the Gospel

Not five meters from where I was sitting on the front row, I heard an African pastor shout, “Command it [money] into your bank account!” The scene is fresh in my mind since I just returned this evening. Here are … Continue reading

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Prosperity “Churches” Are Indistinguishable from Witchcraft

Be sure to read the text on the pictures.   And then…     Is there any difference between the prosperity gospel and witchcraft? When you pray for missionaries and churchplanters in the rural areas of Africa, these are the … Continue reading

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50 QUESTIONS FOR A CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN

Evangelism and missions Have you ever known a charismatic who moved to a poorer culture with a different language for the sake of planting churches? How could you answer an experienced missionary’s contention that the practices of tongues and miracles … Continue reading

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They Would Rather Sleep

For an entire year a young man I’ll call Brian came to hear the Bible preaching in the “Blue Prison” section of Kuthama Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison where he is serving a life sentence for murder. Every Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Africa is Reached With This “Gospel”

As I returned from preaching in the village, a man struck up a conversation with me as he was selling watermelons from his bakkie on the side of the road. Here is the conversation as I recorded just moments after … Continue reading

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