Oddkin's Thoughts

Image result for prosperity gospel picsIt goes by many names. Word of Faith. The Power of Positive Thinking. The Law of Attraction. Name it and Claim it. The Prosperity Gospel.

While there are many names for it, the basic principle is the same: whatever we think, is what we will receive. If we have enough faith and think positive, we will be rewarded with better health, financial prosperity, and less suffering in our lives.

The not-so-subtle implication is that if we’re poor or sick, we must have somehow brought this on ourselves through our own negative thoughts or lack of faith.

All we have to do to be “successful” in a worldly sense is to think differently, we are told, and we will naturally prosper. It’s an enormously popular idea; and it’s utterly at odds with the message of Jesus.

 Prosperity theology is correct in one sense: we will never be able…

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