Prosperity Gospel vs Racial Reconciliation

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Russell Moore is spot-on, in How the Prosperity Gospel Hurts Racial Reconciliation:

The prosperity gospel targets the most vulnerable in any society, whether urban or rural, black or white. As it does so, it offers a simplistic path to upper mobility through “claiming” God’s promises for health and wealth or through planting “seed” money, usually in the ministry of one of the prosperity preachers. . . .

The primary harm the prosperity gospel does to racial reconciliation, though, is that it is not the gospel. . . .

The prosperity gospel teaches us to seek God’s blessing outside of the covenant fulfillment in Christ, and to hope not for the reconciliation of heaven and earth in him but instead to aspire to whatever Western culture deems as success. This is not gospel; this is witchcraft. And, as such, it cannot bring about reconciliation. You cannot reconcile people across carnal divisions with a gospel based on carnal promises.

These are the negative aspects of the false teaching of the prosperity gospel. Be sure to read the full article to see how the true gospel drives us towards racial reconciliation.

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