I really like how John Piper differentiates the types of prosperity gospel preaching that is out there today. He’s not bashing it; it seems like he’s defending it. He’s a Calvinistic Baptist who believes in the continuation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit of 1 Cor.12.
Amongst the prosperity preachers, he says:
- there are some charlatans…
- then there are those who genuinely believe that God should prosper us as children of the King…
- and then there are the those who believe that God universally prospers and blesses us in practical ways simply because we practice God’s universal laws that inherently come as a result of doing what is good.
If I were to preach a prosperity gospel, I’d be more inclined to preach it from the third perspective.
Play and listen. Which type of prosperity gospel do you believe in (if any)?