Here’s a potentially interesting topic for discussion. TIME Magazine has a photo essay on Prosperity Preachers.
What do you think of what these folks have to say?
There is no doubt these people are popular and they attract large followings. Do you think that God wants you to be rich?
Most of these folks say some form of “God wants you to be successful.” Are they on target or off base?
The new blog I’ve started up is SuccessCREEations. Do you suppose that means that I am aligning myself with these folks? Or would you say that I’m on some other track?
When you Google “prosperity preacher” Joel Osteen’s name shows up twice in the first ten results. Now I don’t know much about him other than I caught part of one of his messages once when I was getting ready in the morning at my hotel room in Dallas at a conference one time. But apparently folks say his church is growing because he tell them God wants them to be rich.
There are other folks who say that those who oppose the “prosperity gospel” crowd are just selling God short, or maybe they are lazy and don’t want to do their part to be successful.
What do you think?
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