Some of the fastest growing churches and ministries in the world today are characterized by what is known as the Prosperity Gospel. Those teaching this message believe that the salvation which was accomplished for us on the Cross of Christ guarantees not only salvation from sin and eternity in hell, but also perfect physical health and material wealth in this life.
The Prosperity Gospel is not without its opponents. Even within Pentecostal/Charismatic circles, from where these teachings have mostly sprung, many prominent leaders speak against it.
Seeing that this teaching is based upon several passages in the Bible, it should prove helpful to seek out the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) concerning this subject. This we will begin to do, along with sharing some personal experiences, which I believe will lead to an understanding that is balanced between the two extremes.
What is the Lord teaching you through the Scriptures concerning your health, wealth and overall prosperity?