Friday, July 6, 2007

Health and Weath Prosperity Gospel Again

My posting and sermons on examining the theology of the health and wealth movement drew me a lot of flak from one side and kudos from the other side.

The movement is still growing as this article reports Gospel Riches
Africa's rapid embrace of prosperity Pentecostalism provokes concern--and hope.
Isaac Phiri and Joe Maxwell
posted 7/06/2007 09:12AM Christianity Today reports

First Church of Prosperidad
Arlene Sanchez Walsh on the African-style prosperity gospel right in our backyards--in immigrant Latino churches.
Interview by Madison Trammel posted 7/06/2007 09:14AM

Charisma's article, "Another View of the Prosperity Gospel," focused on the pitfalls of giving to receive.

Mainstream media coverage of the prosperity gospel includes:

Does God want you to be rich? A growing number of Protestant evangelists raise a joyful Yes! But the idea is poison to other, more mainstream pastors (Time)

Pastor Hinn in Nigerian money row Whatever disappointment he felt on the first and second days of the miracle crusade, Hinn kept to himself - but he opened up with anger on the final day. (BBC News)

Black Baptists eschew 'prosperity preaching' Thirty-five thousand Baptists are visiting Dallas this week. They represent the nation's largest African-American organization, the National Baptist Convention (WFAA, Dallas)

Pay the Lord! The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God has no visible doctrine or moral message and is almost silent on the Bible, but it believes passionately in generous "sacrifices" to the sect by its followers (Mail & Guardian, South Africa)

What do you think?

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