Reformed Theology

John Piper on the Prosperity Gospel

Andi just posted this YouTube video on her blog.

This is heavy.

I don’t know what you feel about the prosperity gospel… but I’ll tell you what I feel about it: hatred.

It is not the gospel. And it’s being exported from this country to Africa and Asia selling a bill of goods to the poorest of the poor.

“Believe this message and your pigs won’t die and your wife won’t have miscarriages. And you’ll have rings on your fingers and coats on your backs.”

That’s coming out of America! People that ought to be giving our money and our time and our lives, instead selling them a bunch of crap called “gospel”.

That’s idolatry. That’s not the gospel.

You can download the whole sermon from Desiring God.

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