Exporting the Prosperity Gospel

A few days ago, Out of Ur pointed to this video on the prosperity Gospel produced by The Global Conversation, which is a partnership between Christianity Today and the Lausanne Movement. The Global Conversation is a year-long project exploring global Christianity through videos and essays.

The video describes how the export of the distinctly American prosperity Gospel is affecting Africa:

The Prosperity Gospel from The Global Conversation on Vimeo.

4 Responses to “Exporting the Prosperity Gospel”

  • Barb says:

    “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

  • JRW says:

    This is not different that the words spoken by many pastors here in America. In order to feed the passions of the flock, they reduce the Word of God to gaining wealth. Possessions will not help any of us on the day of wrath. I pray their repentance! God is prosperity… everything we can see and feel (money, cars, and clothes) is vanity. It is not eternal. Do not seek the Lord for a feeling of prosperity!

  • seferino martinez says:

    Makes me sick to my stomach that there are this kind of people out there doing so much harm to the true christian teachings.

  • patty says:

    I am a very big fun of bible gateway but i must say i am very disappointed at this clip. i am a ghanaian myself and to me its a shame that we get disgraced in pubplic like this. i would like to ask: did those two churches know this was what the clip was for? i think it’s a shame for africans to be treated as such. of course i do not agree with that preacher asking for dollars in God’s name. but i wish whoever produced this film got his facts right that prosperity is not american. in that sense then we should also say the gospel is american. and what has libation got in common with the Gospel? i wish there was a proper balance on this clip. lets say what the bible says not what we think things should be.