Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The other day someone said, “The gospel is prosperity.” By that they meant that the good news is wealth for believers. In other words, as believers we should have things and lack nothing. He can be called an advocate of what has been dubbed prosperity preaching or the prosperity gospel. The type of teaching you find in abundance on popular Christian television networks.

Now a couple of weeks back I gave a definition of the gospel that I think sums up what Scripture says about it, namely that the King is coming into his kingdom through the sinless life, sacrificial death, and triumphant resurrection of the Messiah. But lets dig a little deeper into the idea that the good news is prosperity. In a sense, I can agree with that, but it depends on a very simple yet specific definition of what prosperity is.

Way back when, Latin speakers used…

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