IN THIS EPISODE of The Tithing Hoax podcast, I continue my discussion of the six ways the Prosperity Gospel does more harm than good to the Christian believer.
I the last episode I addressed three “sins” of the Prosperity Gospel:
1. Externalizes Your Power
The Prosperity Gospel keeps Christians looking for God outside of themselves even though the Kingdom of God/Heaven is within. In many cases Christians are looking for God to change their situation when God has given THEM the power to make that change.
2. Promotes a Lottery Mentality
The Prosperity Gospel has Christians seeking a “quick-fix” or “get-rich-quick” approach to solving their problems. It leads them to believe that they can “buy” their way into prosperity and wealth with their tithes, offerings and seed sowing (i.e., giving money to Christian ministries).
3. Ignores the Fact that Faith without Works is Dead
The Prosperity Gospel teaches that tithing, giving offering and sowing financial seeds to Christian ministries are the works of faith that will release God’s blessings. The truth of the matter is that the “works” that are required involve people making wise decisions and changing the negative habits and/or behaviors that prevent them from living a prosperous life.
Tune in as I reveal the other 3 “sins” of the Prosperity Gospel that prevent Christians from experiencing true prosperity.