13 thoughts on “Listen Up Prosperity Gospel: Jesus is Enough

  1. DMG

    Sadly Matt Chandler; president of Acts 29 Network- New Calvinist, promotes contemplative spirituality and believes in extraBiblical revelation such as visions etc. He is also friends of his mentor; John Piper and WOF pastor Tobe Koleoso.

    1. You-won't-read-this-because-it's-too-long

      This comment takes Matt Chandler’s teachings and words completely out of context. You put it in such a way, as if to say, he believes that by your own list of “his beliefs”, he holds those things as equal to inherent scripture. When he speaks of what you listed saying he “promotes contemplative spirituality and believes in extraBiblical revelation such as visions etc.” these things are always prefaced with the absolute necessity that they be put through the filter of Scripture. Now this can be difficult for someone who doesn’t know scripture and the gospel message or has the time or care to take something someone claims to have been revealed by God and see if it is in line with the canonicity of the Bible. He hardly leaves out of any message the notion that Scripture does not contradict itself and that you have to let the Bible interpret the Bible. In other words, taking a single verse, a string of several verses, or a whole chapter out of context of both cultural and historical realities of the time of it’s writing, in order that it can be used to support the topic you are preaching on, is absolutely heresy and false teaching. This is why he usually teaches, instead of topical series, a book of the Bible in its entirety. Weekly going from beginning to end without skipping a single section or verse so that context is maintained and he cannot be accused of skipping over difficult text.

      So to say he “promotes” what was listed is definitely using the wrong word. If anything he will accept based on inherency of Scripture, certain spiritual gifts. However, he completely rejects the extremist views that are so elevated by the excessively charismatic and prosperity gospel groups. I have personally heard and seen him preach on the caution to be taken in regards to overly supernatural accreditation. Once, he told a story of a person who came to their staff meeting saying she had been given a “word from the Lord” that had pressed her to present it to the elder board. His first reaction was to think “uh… crazy person” but instead graciously thanked her for sharing and she was led out. Then what was spoken was examined by the elder board and by in-depth reflection, research into appropriate and relevant text, and by their own natural common sense discussed whether or not what was said bore any weight and if it scripturally could not be negated or upheld. Another example I have had the privilege to hear spoken several times in person is the constant assertion that, to use his own words, “There is not a demon hiding in every bush”. Basically… sometimes you get a flat tire, not because satan is trying to keep you from something, but because you haven’t changed or rotated your tires to the point they have naturally worn down and lost their ability to hold air or “you shouldn’t think immediately that because your engine stopped working that satan is out to get you when in reality you haven’t changed your oil ever”. I have overly stated the evidence at this point and have begun to run on. My main point was only to ask that you choose your words more carefully and make assertions based on verified context instead of small excerpts of his sermons or what you’ve heard or read someone else say (including me). Otherwise, you are making the very same fatal flaw of the people you claim he “promotes”.

  2. justme

    The prosperity gospel actually started in 2 Kings chapter 21, when Ahab wanted the vineyard of Naboth. Naboth refused to sell or give it to the king so he cried and Jezebel came to the rescue, Just think, the prosperity gospel started with a woman who was against God and His people, but now it is preached as God’s Word. It is written, perilous times shall come.

  3. scruggstuff

    I find this video very interesting since all the properity preachers live in lavash lifestyles even more than rock stars with millions in cash in their bank accounts,and sell their wares, the product being the name of Jesus.
    Back in 1978 I became an ordained mail order minister,went to IRS and they said it was legal to use as a tax avoidance, then paid two attorneys that said it was legal also. So I used it to avoid taxes for two years
    then the IRS changed their mind due to so many doing the same thing throughoutt the country they started to prosecute to set an example.Well after years of investigation me,my tax attorney,and two friends were charged with tax evation and all went tto camp fed which changed our lives to say the lease!
    Now what is with these preachers tha get away with the prosperity gospel nonsense that steals from the poorest of poor and preach such an evil gospel,guess nothing now but day of judgement is coming!
    My total tax avoidence was only $ 7,500.00 which I tried to pay! boy Im mad!

  4. lmallred12

    I saw Chandler on Daystar…I was hoping he was on there to lovingly but firmly preach the truth about prosperity teaching but instead he just promoted his book.

  5. davo

    “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’? Mark 2:9

    14Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. James 5:14-15

    Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases Psalm 103:2-3

    and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 1Pet 2:24

    This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.” Matt 8:17

    But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. Isa 53:5

    “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38

    “And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” Luke 13:16

    Forgiveness of sins and deliverance from demonic oppression and healing of our bodies are all inextricably linked together in the gospel. Jesus bore our sicknesses just as much as He bore our sins according to the Bible. Wealth gospel? No! Health gospel? Absolutely!

    And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.” Exd 15:26

  6. Kirby L. Wallace

    I just wish people would decide to either speak, or play music. But quit trying to do both at the same time. It’s a major distraction from what is being said.

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