Prosperity Gospel Definition and Biblical Guidelines

prosperity gospel definition

The Prosperity Gospel is very popular among most Television Preachers and many famous Charismatic Organizations.

Prosperity Gospel Definition:

According to the proponents of prosperity gospel, God wants all Christians to be financially stable, without sufferings and enjoy best life in this present world. They go on to say that those who are Christian and poor are those who lack enough Faith.

They also add that Prosperity, Physical Healing and Comfort can be "named" and "claimed". They proclaim that we can twist God's hand by doing certain faith talk and use a formula to receive God's blessings such as money and health for thus life.

They even proclaim that we are all small "gods". They proclaim that as little gods our words have power to make things happen. They teach that the God's entire wish is to make us happy and prosperous in this life.

Is prosperity gospel biblical? What are the Errors in it?

Prosperity Gospel rejects Suffering

Suffering is part of Christian Life. Jesus never promised a problem free life in this World. We are asked to hopefully wait for His Return. Only on the Glorious Day on which we will meet our Savior face to face, all our tears and sorrows will be wiped off.

Prosperity Gospel promises Return of Money in this life


People heap money in the pockets of the Prosperity preachers with the hope of getting more return for their investment. Is this the right motivation behind giving? Will this sort of attitude please God? Obviously No. God sees the Attitude and Motivation behind the act and not just the act alone.

We cannot always expect God to reward our good deeds with material blessings in this life. Only in Heaven, we can be sure to be rewarded for all our faithful work for God. 

Prosperity Gospel preachers have Huge Wealth

Greed is the motivation behind using God's name for money. All the prosperity preachers have too much of wealth. Most of this wealth is occured from the "Ministry" that they are doing. When questioned about the huge unwanted wealth that they possess, they justify it saying that God has blessed them with wealth because of their faithful service.

These people get rich because millions of poor and middle class people who want money donote to their ministries, with the hope of receiving huge money in return. Some prosperty gospel proponents claim that people would receive 100 percent return if they donate to their ministries. 

Prosperity Gospel preachers boast on False Fruits

The justification that these preachers provide, when questioned about the faulty theology is that lot of people come to Jesus through this money that they collect. Silver and Gold are God's. He does not expect us to save people by telling lies like they would get a better life by following Jesus.

No soul can ever be saved by the wisdom of our speech, but only by the Power of God. False teachings such as this should not be taken lightly. Reject it and stick to the teachings of Christ. May the Holy Spirit guide you. They cannot boast on number of people who attend their Chruch. Only God can save people.

We cannot deny the face that many who run to prosperity preachers want money and comfortable life, not Jesus. Therefore, the fruits that these false teachers boast about are not always real fruits.

Is prosperity gospel biblical? No, neither Jesus nor the Apostles preached any Gospel other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which promises Eternal Life after physical death and the presence of God in this life.


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