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Why do American Christians teach prosperity, when the Bible clearly tells us to expect suffering?


The American Church teaches that prosperity is a sign of God's favor, this includes prosperity of health as well as wealth. What does this say about Christians in the Middle East who are tortured and murdered for their faith? Has God forgotten them?

 
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Lolita Monroe (LoliHey) says

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23 months ago
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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 23 months ago

    Indeed. I wonder how many in America would continue to be Christians when it comes to true persecution ie torture, rape and death, not just negative feedback media.


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Kris (SpiritusShepherd) says

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22 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 22 months ago

    A very wonderful explanation. It is good of you to ask questions that make us question. I like this one as it is just plain hard to rectify in man's logic. We turn in questions like these to dig deeper into our faith and that is awesome.

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Rich Kelley says

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23 months ago
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    flpalermo 23 months ago

    Hey! Well said.


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22 months ago
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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 22 months ago

    I agree. Many preachers are teaching "Christianized" American Philosophy and those that preach it know just enough Bible to fool those following them.

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23 months ago
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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 23 months ago

    This teaching is most prevalent among American Churches. See Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren ect.


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Ashley TKL (ginjill ashberry) says

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23 months ago
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    Rich Kelley 22 months ago

    1Co 5:12-13 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked person from among you."

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23 months ago
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    Ashley TKL (ginjill ashberry) 23 months ago

    Just as the Pharisees in the old testament using God's word as a sword to justify their religion, yet God searches the inner things..our heart. Let God be the judge and let us not condemn one another. Do not forsake the truth due to these who abuse

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