“There’s a lot of doctrine that teaches that you’re not a good Christian unless you’re poor. But that’s not our doctrine, that’s not what we believe,” the younger Copeland told KTVT-TV.
Category: Prosperity Teaching
Nearly two-dozen conservative Christian leaders have signed a letter to the Senate Finance Committee questioning an investigation into six large ministries that preach a gospel of prosperity.
Prosperity ministers preach that God rewards the faithful with wealth and spiritual power. Prosperity pastors such as Bishop T.D. Jakes have become the most popular preachers in the black church. They’ve also become brands. They’ve built megachurches and business empires with the prosperity message.
Cindy Fleenor believed the prosperity teachers. But when she sent them money, the promised returns did not materialize. Some of the con artists who commit this fraud have now come under scrutiny.
Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, capped a two-year investigation on Monday by requesting financial records from six top televangelists to see whether they are helping others – or themselves.
PASTOR MOSES SOLOMON MALE is Executive Director or Arising for Christ ministry. An ardent critic of the widespread prosperity gospel where pastors ‘sell’ prayers for numerous needs, Male tells RICHARD M. KAVUMA why he wants a judicial probe into born-again churches.
Was Jesus rich? The question matters to preachers and evangelists who want you to buy into their prosperity gospel.
Recently, Time magazine explored the popularity of prosperity theology, a movement that goes by various other names, too: word of faith, health and wealth or name it and claim it. I have more than a passing interest in this theology. I hold it partly responsible for my wife’s death.
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of this week’s Time magazine cover story. (Time.com) — In three of the Gospels, Jesus warns that each of his disciples may have to “deny himself” and even “take up his Cross.” In support of this prediction, he contrasts the fleeting pleasures of today with the promise of eternity: “For what profit is it to a man,” he asks, “if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Generations of churchgoers have understood that being Christian means being ready to sacrifice. But for a growing number of Christians, the question is
Thirty-five thousand Baptists are visiting Dallas this week. They represent the nation’s largest African-American organization, the National Baptist Convention. But while reviving their spirits, they are also taking on the thorny issue of preachers who claim that God wants His followers to be rich. It’s called “prosperity preaching,” but is it something Jesus would do? New York televangelist Creflo Dollar is famous for his fleet of luxury Rolls Royce automobiles. “When you understand what you have a right to, you won’t tolerate being broke, in debt, living in shortage,” Dollar recently told his TV audience. It’s a philosophy that doesn’t