The Prosperity Gospel — The Prosperity Gospel is not the way to salvation nor being a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ says “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The prosperity Gospel is not the way to salvation nor being a born-again Christian. Our Lord and Savior stated: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14: 6). And all of the material (money) prosperity will not bribe your way into eternal life (heaven). God desires that all of us prosper through adherence to the Word of God. Thus, it is written: “I am the resurrection, and life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11 25-26). The Prosperity Gospel will never ever get you into the Kingdom of God (heaven). God told King Solomon ask of me your will, and I will grant it. Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead and serve people. God blessed Solomon to become the richest man the world has ever known. Again, it is not about material prosperity. It is about having a personal relationship with God and knowing spiritually what to ask God for, because: “If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1: 6-7). America run quickly and as far away from prosperity teaching pastoral leaders as the East is from the West, and “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12: 15). To understand this admonishment is to spiritually understand that the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. Hence, in all your getting: “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4: 5,7). Is it amazing that the richest man the world has ever known never talked about money, and all some individuals talk about is money and lies, and Former president Trump is the classic example. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about material prosperity, but eternal soul salvation prosperity. Thus: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11: 15).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ was about servanthood, love, and service to others. Jesus taught, healed, and preached the Gospel of the Kingdom of God (heaven). Lest we forget that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Therefore, it is: “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2: 8-10). Jesus did not come into the world to make us materially rich, but to assist us into becoming abundantly, spiritually rich, and to have life more abundantly. Prosperity Pastoral Preachers remember the ministerial call of Jesus Christ: “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16: 25-26). Thus, both Pastoral as well as Laity responsibilities are embodied in this scriptural verse: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6: 33). Hallelujah!
About Dr. Bobby E. Mills:
Dr. Bobby E. Mills has taken a bold stand, but his readers will appreciate his honesty. Let the Church be the Church is a wake-up call to the complacent and corrupt American church. Jesus is coming back, Mills proclaims. Will the church be ready for Him?
As an accomplished college professor and public sector worker, born-again Christian Bobby E. Mills strives to live according to the fruits of the Spirit. He earned his bachelor’s degree in theology from Colgate Rochester-Crozer Divinity School and his doctorate in sociology from Syracuse University. His previous book, Corporate Christianity: How Double-Minded Pastors are Hi-jacking Christianity describes the problems that ensue when pastors put money before God. Mills has also written and published numerous articles concerning the pressing social ills confronting American society. Mills currently lives in Texas and occasionally travels as a keynote speaker.