We are in a disgraceful era of chistian history. The early church, the medieval church, the church of the 19th century and all that have existed before the advent of greedy televangelists and the skewed form of gospel daubed "The Prosperity preaching", have not witnessed this kind of deception or even conceived the possibility of man,s ability to woodwink and exploit his gullible neighbors the way prosperity gurus have managed to do.This gospel is relatively young. The Lord Jesus never preached it, Paul never preached it nor did any of the apostles. The Early church never preached it. The missionaries who sarcrificed their comfort and gave up their lives to bring the gospel the four corners of the world never preached. The only people preaching it are the greedy, wide-mouth, lazy, skimming, lowlifes of the twenty-first century calling themselves men of God.
The message was designed by ministers who figured out that the church could run like a business by introducing corporate greed inoerder to maximize profits for the founders.
(One such lowlifes in on the internet boasting about owning a 16000 dollar dog!!) He tells people " hold your check book up. Repeat this after me: Money cometh....insert your name. write me a check for 10,000 and see what the Lord will do.." Ha haha How many people became multi-millionaires by listenenig and doing this crap? There are thousands of his followers who have been obeying this bandit and are still uanble to pay their mortgages.
Prosperity preachers are killing the spirit in the church around the world, the message is like a wildfire consuming true christianity all over the world. Now wherever you go christianity is about your bank account, making money and boasting about it to all and sundry. There is no longer any difference between pastors and investment bankers on wall street who are languishing in jail for stealing people's money. The difference is that the cowardly preacher are hiding their loot behind religion.
I feel sorry for poor Africa. I didnt used to be like this just a few years back, but today Africa has fallen prey to western greed unleashed by the prosperity preachers of our modern times. You go to a remote African village where the people live off the land, hardly making up to 10dollars a year. The/ve always been happy this way for 1000s of years. Enter western materialism and the demonic prosperity preaching. What do you see? Visit the local church, you will find a potbeelied, chubby-cheeked, tuxedo-wearing, individual introducing himself as pastor. Attend church service the next sunday, you will see many of the congregant without shoes nor proper clothing. Some have walked miles or ridden bycicles to get to church, sweat dripping from their brows, rib cages showing for lack of proper nutrition, collar bones hollowed out, holes in their singlets.
The pastor gets up to preach and he is pounding them on the heads with the bible: "The reason you are poor is because you are not paying me enough tithes!" Hello, Mr Greedy! The man cant find enough food to feed his family, why will God drape him in poorvety because he cant find tithes to pay to you? This insanity is one of the Devil's most calculated and yet most successful attempts to reduce the church into a latrine pit. From the look of things, Mr Stinky has once again pull a fast one the gullible christians.