What is the Prosperity Gospel?
To sum it up in a simple paragraph, the”Prosperity Gospel” basically says that if you have enough faith, God will make us prosperous. They will back it up with Scripture. They will also talk about having your mind in victory. For some that don’t follow Christianity, it is quite similar to positive thinking.
Some of the more influential teachers are Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen. Here’s a link to an example of a video from Joel Osteen.
You will notice in the video the size of the crowd. Osteen church averages over 43,000 attendees a week Over 10 million people watch his weekly sermon. That would clearly say that people have received and accept this message.
There are fans, and ardent critics. Some would argue it gives people false hope, it’s unrealistic and to some, clearly not Scriptural. The most common argument would be Job as a Bible back up.
What do you think? Does your mind and or your faith have an impact on your circumstances on your life? Or is it just a reality of the world we live in that we will suffer?