Poverty in the Prosperity Gospel

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I may not be American, but I’m well aware that the United States Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Aah, the American Dream…if you believe in yourself, you can be all that you want to be…healthy, wealthy and wise. After all, didn’t Jesus say, “God helps those who help themselves?”  (Umm… correction, that’s actually a paraphrase of Benjamin Franklin.)

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Unfortunately, people are deceived everyday into believing that these political ideals are based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and also upon the notion that Jesus came to bring you an enjoyable, trial-free, prosperous existence.… Continue reading

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Evil Exists; Therefore, God Does Not?

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New York World Trade CenterJust this morning, another shooting left a TSA agent possibly dead with seven wounded at LAX. With the sound of those shots fired still ringing in our ears, we are reminded once again of an all too obvious reality: there is evil in the world. This poses a problem for those who cannot reconcile that a good God exists when evil simultaneously occurs. This is nothing new. The so called “problem of evil” has been the philosophical poster child used to reject God for centuries. The attack isn’t on the God of the Bible, but on a mischaracterization of the God of the Bible.… Continue reading

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