How Do You Define the Prosperity Gospel?

Episode 253 Show Notes 

How Do You Define The Prosperity Gospel?

Note: In today's episode, Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez are joined by Costi Hinn and Michael Cerullo. Costi Hinn is the author of “God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelmed a Life Built on Lies” and the nephew of Benny Hinn, a popular and long-time televangelist. Michael Cerullo is the grandson of Morris Cerullo an American Pentecostal televangelist and host of the Television show “Victory Today.”

From the Show

How do you define the Prosperity Gospel?

I would define the Prosperity Gospel as believing in Jesus leads to you being healthy, wealthy and happy. You take John 10:10, Jesus saying that, “I have come that they might have life and life more abundantly,” that abundant life in the prosperity gospel is like a gospel plus: so yeah, Jesus died to save you from your sins and he atones for your sins, and the plus part is by believing in Him and trusting him by faith you are going to have a guaranteed healthy body, you're gonna have guaranteed provision in favor, and on and on. Essentially, the beautiful promises that are wrapped up and paid for in the atonement that we fully realize in glory are applied on earth. So God is like a cosmic banker. You put the ATM card in by faith and he'll give you all the treasure and the glory and the promises of heaven now. — Costi Hinn

Questions in this Episode

1. How do you define the prosperity Gospel?

Resources

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelmed a Life Built on Lies by Costi Hinn

 

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