I wonder if that same dynamic is at work in those who follow the “prosperity gospel” hawked by so many today?
Think about it:
- Why would someone who is already successful in their job/career be attracted to the prosperity gospel? It can’t give them anything they haven’t already gotten for themselves.
- It only makes sense that those who truly have “felt” financial or health issues would be attracted to the “pie in the sky” promises of a theology that makes God their ultimate benefactor.
I’d love to see some research on this…
The prosperity gospel is virtually the same as the lottery – a gamble, based on nothing that is theologically sound. It’s the snake-oil salesman all over again. Only this time he wears a $1000 suit.
God is not about our comfort… He’s about His glory, demonstrated through our holiness. And getting us to holiness, typically doesn’t include dollar signs.
What do you think? Are the same people victims of both?