Hearing about prosperity doctrine preached about by some Gospel preachers, I wondered:
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
Isn’t the whole point of donations under this doctrine to boost the donor’s own prosperity?
For example, I am a mathematician and keeping money for myself rather than donating it to more stupider people, I would use money more efficiently as it supports breakthrough science research.
Following “prosperity Gospel” I must donate money to others in order to increase my own blessings. It is not because money there would be better but just for my own prosperity.
Now, after I have determined that I should no more consider myself as a slave of Christ not following the slavish doctrine anymore, I can freely prefer to give money to these who need it the most (or keep to myself if I myself need money for some useful project).
Read my book about renowned Christianity where we don’t anymore consider ourselves as slaves of Christ but as free people.
By the way, if you want to use your money efficiently you can donate them to me because with me they would efficiently support: math research, innovative software, and Bible research and theological writing. Use money where they are the most efficient, or keep them to yourselves if you can use them effectively to help other people.
1 thought on “On Christian prosperity doctrine”
The doctrine of prosperity died, but it resurrected: (Jam. 1:2) “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations”. We really do fall into a temptation when we follow prosperity doctrine, but it is a good thing as we need to endure every temptation, including temptation of money, and we should even enjoy falling into temptation. So we should enjoy money from the Lord.