Pastor Says Prosperity Gospel is a Pyramid Scheme
Prosperity gospel (or health and wealth gospel) is commonly used by those at the top of multi-level marketing companies to lure people into their fold. The new person is mesmerized by the rags to riches story of the leader and is convinced (or brainwashed) into thinking that he too can enjoy the fruits of prosperity by doing what the leader tells him to do. “If he can do it, why can’t I?” a new recruit comes to believe.
McDonald argues that it’s all based on the “deceptive success of the guy at the top.”
Yes, it is. And that’s because someone paid for that pastor’s house. Me. I paid, when I bought the book. So do millions of others, when they bring truckloads of seed-money to his doorstep each weekend. The people who fund the prosperity pastor’s success, in other words, are the people at the bottom of the pyramid. Of course it works for him. He’s at the top.
Any of this sound familiar?
Read the two articles for more on why McDonald believes the prosperity gospel is the worst pyramid scheme ever.