What is the prosperity gospel?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The so-called "prosperity gopel" is a false teaching that faith—expressed through positive thoughts, positive declarations, and (especially) donations to the church—draws health, wealth, and happiness into believers’ lives. It is also referred to as the “health and wealth gospel” or “name it and claim it.”

Central to this teaching are the beliefs that salvation through Jesus Christ includes liberation from not only death and eternal damnation but also poverty, sickness, and other ills. Adherents believe that God wants believers to be richly blessed in this life and that physical well-being and material riches are always God’s will for the faithful. Illness and poverty are seen as curses that, through atonement, can be broken with faith in Jesus.

By contrast, Jesus actually made no such promises, but told His followers that the world would persecute them because of their faith, even to the point of putting them to death (Matthew 24:9-13).

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