The Apostle Paul quoted and engaged with the poets and philosophers of his day. That being said i wanted to quote one of todays poets:
Seems like everybody’s got a price
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the sale comes first and the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile
The words of Jessie J came to mind when I read an article in the Daily Mail about a Nigerian prosperity preacher.
This article talks about David Oyedepo and his shenanigans of exploiting often the most poor and vulnerably in society for his own end. This so called Pastor has an estimated fortune of 93 million earned largely by selling lies.
God never promises us health and wealth. We are told by Jesus that we must pick up our cross and follow him.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
The prosperity ‘Gospel’ is repulsive. Sadly it is growing more and more in the UK.
These prosperity preachers have forgot about the ‘price tag.’ Jesus demands our all, even our wallets. For them it is all about the Money, Money, Money.
To close I will leave you with a powerful video by John Piper on the prosperity Gospel.
H/T to Sacred Sandwich for the images.