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You would think this topic had been sufficiently re-hashed in Christ-believing circles by now, but sadly, no. I am still confronted with supposed Christians who defend these so called ‘preachers.’ (btw, “I like him/her” is not a good biblical defense.) This should make us wonder about deception, right? Because, after all, the problem with being deceived is, you're deceived.
To be clear, I’m speaking of any pastor, teacher or preacher who claims health, wealth and prosperity; “name it and claim it;” or any version of Word of Faith in relation to our success on this earth. Currently, the popular ones are Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Paul Crouch, and so forth. You can usually find them on TBN. And, you can usually find them declaring things into the atmosphere and asking for "seed money." You know the stuff Jesus did all the time.
Let’s discuss how dangerous this false ‘gospel’ is:
All of this is said with the knowledge that no one can come to the Father unless He draws him or her. Perhaps He will not draw those who are already fully convinced that they have already found their “truth” in the prosperity “gospel”? It’s not for me to know.
What I do know is that He desires people to worship Him in spirit and in Truth and if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.
Don’t take my word for it. Please, ask God for wisdom and discernment.
Be blessed with spiritual blessings, my friend.
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Prosperity gospel, lie, false doctrine, WOF
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Hi! My name is Melinda. I'm a saved-by-grace-er, lifelong learner, INFJ, health & fitness trynabe, Mom, #vanlifer, mental health vlogger, and Director & Clinical Supervisor at a Child & Family Therapy Practice in Northern California.
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