How The Prosperity Gospel Should Work
If Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, Creflo Dollar, or any prosperity gospel preacher actually believed any of the principals they “preach” and promise to their followers their ministries would function the exact opposite of how they are currently run.
It doesn’t matter what Prosperity Pimp you select, if you watch their show, go to their meeting or website there will always be a section or time to “partner with them” and to “seed into their ministry.” The benefits of doing this are supposedly two-fold: one, you will help spread the message of the gospel, and two, you will receive your own reward. At all times they will assure you: it’s a biblical principal (which means a cause and effect formula that will work every time). If you give to them, you will be blessed.
Can you imagine if any of the prosperity dealers actually believed what they were selling? If they did, then their “covenant partner” offers would look a lot more like this:
Dear Covenant Partner,
I have been telling you, proclaiming, and preaching that God rewards abundantly those who seed into his kingdom. When we plant a financial seed in faith God is good and able, and more than powerful enough to cause that seed to grow. Our Father in heaven will reward those who seed ten-fold, fifty-fold, a hundred-fold. Pressed down shaken together! Your cup will overflow.
Because I know this to be the truth I want to ask you to come along side me in ministry and allow my ministry a blessing from God so that the gospel can go out to all of the lands. I want you to be my special covenant partner, and in coming along side me in ministry, I’m asking that you allow me to give you a thousand dollars.
Beloved, I sense in my spirit that we are coming into a real time of blessing where God just wants to pour His spirit out on the faithful, and wants to abundantly bless those who are His. I believe that if you allow me to give you a thousand dollars when I start to receive my reward from our heavenly father there will come a time where my cup overflows to such an extent I will have to start sending out ten thousand and one-hundred thousand dollar checks to those who covenanted with me and allowed me to plant this seed.
Please write or call the toll free number today. Don’t wait! Please allow me to send you a thousand dollars, which surely will be useful during these tough economic times, but more importantly, allows me to seed into the kingdom and grow our ministry exponentially as we take the good news of the Bible to all corners of the earth.
Insert name of generic prosperity pimp here
How long do you think any of the pimps could maintain their extravagant lifestyles that they use as “proof” of their scam and God’s blessing if they attempted to apply their own formula to themselves?
That’s right, the correct answer: not very long.
Don’t worry about seeing them attempt this though. In reality, they really don’t believe what they’re selling either.