Examining the Prosperity Gospel #2: The Origins and History of the Prosperity Gospel

The prosperity gospel is syncretistic; it borrows from categories from outside of Christianity and presents them as if they are authentic parts of the Christian faith. When we look closer at the prosperity gospel, we find that it is neither rooted in Scripture nor does it share in any sense a historical Christian background. What … Continue reading Examining the Prosperity Gospel #2: The Origins and History of the Prosperity Gospel

Examining the Prosperity Gospel #1: Why Address the Prosperity Gospel?

What do Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, or Benny Hinn all have in common with each other? Different as they may all be in their approaches, they are all promoters of the prosperity gospel. Over the next several weeks, I will be presenting a series of posts examining the errors of the prosperity gospel … Continue reading Examining the Prosperity Gospel #1: Why Address the Prosperity Gospel?

An Ancient Christian Creed: A Look at 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

In light of the approach of Easter, I wanted to take some time to consider the resurrection of Jesus, specifically looking at the significance of 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. It is widely believed that this passage contains an early Christian creed that dates to within a few years of the crucifixion of Jesus. To frame our … Continue reading An Ancient Christian Creed: A Look at 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Speaking in Angelic Tongues? A Look at 1 Corinthians 13:1

1 Corinthians 13:1 is sometimes used to promote the teaching that Christians may acquire the gift to speak in the tongues of angels, but does Paul actually teach that believers may speak in an angelic tongue or a heavenly language in this passage? We’ll dig into that question a little bit closer.  In order to … Continue reading Speaking in Angelic Tongues? A Look at 1 Corinthians 13:1