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    The Prosperity Gospel Haven't you?

    Can't Decide between God and Mammon? Now you don't have to!  After a recent coporate merger the new Godco Inc is pleased  to offer  a brand new wealth-enhancing synergistic faith brand:

    Robert Tilton is normative. On a Trinity Broadcasting Network program in 1990 he said:  

    "Being poor is a sin, when God promises prosperity. New house? New car? That's chicken feed. That's nothing compared to what God wants to do for you" (Charismatic Chaos, p. 285).  

    Fred Price on a similar broadcast explains how it works:  

    "If you've got one dollar faith and you ask for a ten-thousand dollar item, it ain't going to work. It won't work. Jesus said, 'According to your [faith],' not according to God's will for you, in His own good time, if it's according to His will, if He can work it into his busy schedule. He said, 'According to your faith, be it unto you'" (Charismatic Chaos, p. 286).  

    Of course, the road to prosperity somehow always leads to the offering plate of the Word-Faith Movement. Gloria Copeland (Kenneth's wife) pulls no punches in her book God's Will Is Prosperity:  

    "Give $10 and receive $1000; Give $1000 and receive $100,000 ... give one house and receive one hundred houses or a house worth one hundred times as much. Give one airplane and receive one hundred times the value of the airplane. ... In short, Mark 10:30 is a very good deal" (p. 54).

    Apparently the Hand of the Almighty and the Invisible Hand are one and the same now....who knew?

    Knowledge is power Power Corrupts Study Hard Be Evil

    by Magorn on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 01:06:14 PM PST

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