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... his followers to be monetary and financial rich?

I don't get it. Please explain.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

It's pure exploitation.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

It's pure exploitation.

Snake oil salesmen were pure exploitation too... but why is this Prosperity Gospel so successful?
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

... his followers to be monetary and financial rich?

I don't get it. Please explain.

It doesn't work. It is a false gospel that is told by cherry picking data so that only a few people
make a ton of money off of it.

it really makes me sick to hear the garbage that these guys spew. these are the guys that Christ would
have chased out of the temple and flipped their tables.

They take a few passages out of the bible to distort them into something else.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

Snake oil salesmen were pure exploitation too... but why is this Prosperity Gospel so successful?

It makes promises that it can't deliver unfortunately people believe this nonsense.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

Snake oil salesmen were pure exploitation too... but why is this Prosperity Gospel so successful?

It is exploiting people's religious beliefs and their desperation. It's real sick when you think about it. Though, most of religion preys on people's weakness in order to get them to support the large organization. The "prosperity gospel" is just the lazy and unimaginative ones.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

Snake oil salesmen were pure exploitation too... but why is this Prosperity Gospel so successful?

Wouldn't it be nice to believe in a God that wants to serve you and make you rich and powerful?

It's an attractive gospel and fits in well with the overarching materialist / capitalist worldview that already exists in the US today. It's a gospel almost tailor made for the "me centered" consumerist mentality of the USA.
 

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

... his followers to be monetary and financial rich?

I don't get it. Please explain.
Prosperity Gospel, like Poverty Gospel, is a bastardization of the Message. Your holiness isn't determined by or indicated by your level of stuff, it's a gift of God.

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Re: How does the Prosperity Gospel work? Where do they find support for Jesus wanting

... his followers to be monetary and financial rich?

I don't get it. Please explain.

I'm a Christian and have always thought it was exploitation, pure and simple
 
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