White Horse Inn Modern Reformation

Prosperity Gospel 2.0

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September 5, 2021

In the past, prosperity gospel evangelists were known for their slick suits, gaudy television sets, and prayer cloths. But according to Dean Inserra, this kind of instant health and wealth teaching is now a fringe movement that is more mocked than followed. In its place, a new prosperity gospel has emerged that is now going mainstream. What are the characteristics of this “new and improved” version, and who are the leaders of this movement? On this program, Shane Rosenthal talks with Dean Inserra, author of Getting Over Yourself: Trading Believe-in-Yourself Religion for Christ-Centered Christianity.

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Unfortunately, in our day the gospel has been confused with the American dream. The Jesus of today’s prosperity gospel is no longer the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, or the Word who was present at creation and who reigns over all things. Instead, he has become a kind of personal success guru who dispenses positive thoughts to help us achieve empowerment, motivation and personal fulfillment.

Dean Inserra

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