America’s Prosperity Gospel

“A Prosperity Gospel ministry is an exact parallel of what Jesus did not do. He did not enter the ministry to make money. He did not work in the name of God to be popular and liked. He did not heal those who could do anything for him. Rather, he came to the physically and spiritually poor and made eucatastrophes of them all – not only addressing their bodies, but in many cases, saving their souls. He was not in it for himself; he was in it for the Father’s greater glory and the sinner’s true salvation. Sadly, Jesus’ name is invoked by ‘faith healers’ who don’t reflect him.”

A Single Payment

“She described a sense of peace that would descend over the people as they prayed and ate — a quiet that was in distinct contrast to the thundering noises coming from the great Burlington Northern train engines idling on the track below — reminding the weary travelers that this was not their final destination and that they were, as we are now, only passing through.”

The Incendiary Nature of Religious Freedom in America

“Citing America’s passion for independence and the separation of church and state, they predict suspicion and hostility would arise against members of any religious organization whose leadership takes a moral stand against U.S. policy on any social issue.”