The American Gospel
March 24, 2019
Gospel and Culture—The American Gospel
I Peter 1:1-11
5 errors of the Prosperity Gospel(David Jones)
• The Abrahamic covenant of Blessing is a means to material entitlement
• Jesus’ atonement extends to the “sin” of material poverty
• Christians give in order to gain material compensation from God
• Faith is a self-generated spiritual force that leads to Prosperity
• Prayer is a tool to force God to grant prosperity.
Telos: The Prosperity Gospel is a false gospel because it denies basic doctrines of faith.
1. The Prosperity gospel is false because faith produces fruit (1-2)
2. The Prosperity gospel is false because our wealth is not worldly (3-5)
3. The Prosperity Gospel is false because suffering is not from sin (6-7)
4. The Prosperity gospel is false because Jesus is everything (8-12)