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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Filed under The Public Square
Halleujah, Brother. And Pass those Green Backs: The Prosperity of Prosperity Preaching
So, we’re in a recession? Not true, for “prosperity preachers”. These Bible thumpers preach the gospel of giving money to them, so that God will return it, multiplied, to the giver. According to this interesting sect, God wants people to get rich, for such is His reward to those who follow the plan.
Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and associates preach the gospel of following the word of God which leads to riches. Such certainly did “work” for them in that their estimated yearly income is $100 million. The central premise in the Copeland wealth generation plan is send them the money. To reap the benefits of God’s love in greenbacks, all one has to do is to have faith in God and the Bible AND generously donate to the Copelands, the next thing you know you will be in Greenback heaven.
A vocal critic of the Copeland’s, “Professor Walton called the prosperity preachers ‘spiritual pickpockets.’”“’To dismiss and ignore the harsh realities of this economic crisis,’ he said. ‘is beyond irresponsible, to the point of reprehensible.’”
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