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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Prosperity Gospel is a False Gospel

The Bible describes the prosperity gospel in no uncertain terms. It is a false gospel and false gospel is no gospel at all. The so-called prosperity gospel perverts the gospel and ruins the souls of those who believe it with greed. 1 Tim 6:3-10 says of it:
1 Tim 6:3 If someone spreads false teachings and does not agree with sound words (that is, those of our Lord Jesus Christ) and with the teaching that accords with godliness,
1 Tim 6:4 he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
1 Tim 6:5 and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit.
1 Tim 6:6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.
1 Tim 6:7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either.
1 Tim 6:8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that.
1 Tim 6:9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains (NET translation).

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