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The prosperity gospel or prosperity theology is the belief that Christians should expect material blessings from God in this present life

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How do proponents of the Prosperity Gospel interpret Matthew 19:24?

Matthew 19:24 (New International Version) Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Generally I think ...
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How prominent was “prosperity theology” in the early church?

Prosperity theology, or the "health and wealth gospel," is a recent movement that teaches that God promises material blessings, in this life, to those who have faith in him and who do his will. ...
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Are the word of faith/prosperity doctrines biblical? [closed]

From my understanding and study, here are some of their main teachings: God wants us to be prosperous in this life (health, wealth, relationships etc) If we don't receive we don't have enough faith (...
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What are the main beliefs/themes of the Prosperity Gospel and which are the current prominent groups and their pastors?

What are the main beliefs/themes of the Prosperity Gospel? And which are the current prominent groups and their pastors?
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Scriptural arguments against Prosperity Theology

Beyond the arguments that claim prosperity theology misinterprets the meaning of the passages it uses to support it, what are some of the main scriptural-based references that would be used in a ...
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Who rejects prosperity theology? [duplicate]

Which denominations more or less explicitly reject prosperity theology? As far as I understand, most Charismatics, and probably Pentecostals believe in prosperity theology. Right? But it is rejected ...
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What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially? [duplicate]

Some people who teach that Christians can expect to be blessed materially in this life by God base their teachings in the covenants. What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has ...
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How do proponents of the Prosperity Gospel interpret Matthew 6:19-21 and Luke 6:20-26?

There is already this decent post: What is the argument *for* prosperity gospel? But more specifically how do prosperity theologians square what must be regular 'clobber' passages for their ...
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In which Christian groups is “prosperity theology” derogatory? [closed]

What Christian denomination(s) believe(s) that "prosperity theology" is derogatory, and why? What are the justifications against prosperity theology? I know that some neo-Pentecostal churches preach ...
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Which denominations follow prosperity theology?

In the comments of an answer to another question, the topic of prosperity theology was raised, and someone stated that a large portion of Christianity is in some way supportive of prosperity theology. ...
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How does one test the spirits and identify false preachers?

The Word of God says, Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1) Many ...
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What is the argument *for* prosperity gospel?

Prosperity gospel, as I understand it, is the teaching that God wants to bless us with wealth and health. I can't really see this in the Bible. For example, Paul writes in 2 Cor 12:7-10 (ESV): 7 So ...