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Pastor Says Prosperity Gospel is a Pyramid Scheme

January 28, 2015

Here’s an article on Christian Daily in which Nicholas McDonald, associate pastor at Carlisle Congregational Church, writes that 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.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Melanie Morgan permalink
    February 1, 2015 4:23 pm

    “The Lausanne Theology Working Group defines the prosperity gospel as “the teaching that believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith and the ‘sowing of seeds’ through the faithful payments of tithes and offerings.”

    “In 2009, the theologians denounced the teaching as false and “gravely distorting of the Bible” and said those who teach it are “often unethical and unChristlike.”

    “People see the pastor’s success and are fooled into joining. “It’s working for him, isn’t it? Yes, it is. And that’s because someone paid for that pastor’s house. Me,” the pastor wrote. “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.”

    Great Article! Musst read by everyone, including all Pastors.

    Awareness and education is the answer and to prevention! Real Success!

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