Prosperity Gospel

How the Bible’s Irony Combats the Prosperity Gospel

"There are two kinds of biblical or theological irony. There is retributive irony whereby God punishes people by the very means of their own sin. There is also redemptive irony whereby the faithful appear to be cursed, but as they persevere in faith, they are really in the midst of being blessed." - G. K. Beale

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“...this gospel promises prosperity to the many while delivering it to only a few.”

"God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel is a semi-autobiographical examination and assessment of the prosperity gospel. With his unique insider’s perspective, [Costi Hinn, Benny's nephew] is able to combine theological insights with personal experience, and the combination packs a punch." - Challies

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Why I used to believe in the prosperity gospel like Kenneth Copeland believes

"It’s difficult to get time with prosperity preachers. I would know, as I used to be one and work with one — my uncle, Benny Hinn. But this persistent reporter managed to somehow get through his security and give people a glimpse of what prosperity preachers act and talk like when not prepared to answer tough questions." - RNS

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Why a ‘Health and Wealth’ Approach to Scripture Leaves Us More Depressed

"Our analyses suggest that reading scripture for insights into attaining health and healing exacerbated the adverse effects of poor self-rated health on depressive symptoms, a finding consistent with an emergent literature on the ‘dark side’ of religious and spiritual coping...” - CToday

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