I find it ironic that the phrase “prosperity gospel” exists. There is nothing in this stream of thought that could be construed as good news. The idea that God’s will is for everyone to be healthy, wealthy, and happy sounds more American than biblical. Millions are trapped in this false hope and missing the beauty of the true gospel.
Maybe it’s time we give these ideas a new name. Let’s call this manner of teaching out for what it is – an abomination and an affront to a gracious God who has provided us with all that we need.