It Leads People to Use Jesus, Not Love Him

Let me be blunt: The prosperity gospel is a lie.  God does love to give gifts to His children, and He delights in our successes.  But the greatest prosperity is not driving a new car; it is knowing Him and having a life that brings glory to Him.  Preaching a message that says if you come to Jesus, He will make you rich is not only wrong, it leads people to idolatry rather than faith.  It leads people to use Jesus, not love Him.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 182-183

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