Saturday, December 26, 2009

Prosperity Gospel Defended Saying Jesus was not Poor

A pastor of a Mega church in Arizona is preaching a "Prosperity Gospel" partially by saying that Jesus was not poor. His arguments are at best tenuous and at worst laughable. My "favorite" argument is that Jesus must have been rich because the soldiers at the cross gambled for his underwear. He argues that they must have wanted it because it was such great quality, not because he was a celebrity because no one wants celebrities underwear. That is a hard argument to partially base your theology on.

1 comment:

prolepticlife said...

Christianity Today recently published a statement authored by a working group from Africa related to the Lausanne conference on the prosperity gospel It is a pretty well thought out and strong statement. I have a link to it on my blog www.prolepticlife.wordpress.com