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Prosperity Gospel

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm at home today not feeling well.  Throat and head are nasty.  So, I'm spending some of my time reading blogs, checking email, twittering, and studying.

My friend Sean Warren sent me the following video featuring the words of John Piper.  It's powerful.  I'm a fan of Piper, his books, his ministry, and his passion for Jesus!


Anonymous said...

Nice Video Joe! It's always a balancing act when we preach and plant the church isn't it?

I've been getting a lot of feedback on a series I've been writing this week. Check it out if you have time. I would love your thoughts.

Greg B. said...

Wow--That is the first time I have heard Mr Piper. Very good teaching--I know a pastor that won't talk to me to this day because they follow the prosperity gospel--I called them on it and was shunned.
Aren't we supposed to pick up crosses? Not worship idols!

Thanks Joe!!! Made me cry!!

Tony C said...

Great stuff Joe. I relate prosperity gospel with New Age garbage. Both can be traced right back to the Original Sin and the serpent's promise that 'you will be like God' if you will only eat.

This philosophy that man deserves something better is dangerous. We deserve nothing but a sinner's Hell. God's grace is but a gift...a gift of undeserving love.

Thanks for the video post.

Dave Carrol said...

Very cool.

Just stumbled on to your blog and have enjoyed scanning through it.

Nice to meet you man

Liz said...

I'm about speechless after watching this. God is pounding this message to me this week. I have felt lately this sense of 'aren't i doing things right, why aren't things going the way that i want?...' I read in James this morning: "Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."

Now in tears, ruined.