Pros And Cons Of Prosperity Theology

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Prosperity theology: The False Hope During the 15th century, the Europeans who colonized Africa brought with them many forms of religion such as Christianity and Islam. Before the introduction of religion in Africa, other forms of spirituality existed across the entire continent. The superiority of the Europeans who colonized the continent showed in many aspects such as their language and religion. In present Ghana, Christianity is the most dominant religion followed by Islam. Religion has deeply been rooted in the nature of mankind since many centuries ago. Even within the scope of human rights, religion is considered as an inherent and individual right of man. To me, it is quite intriguing and amazing how centuries have passed and religion still dominates the thinking and behaviour of man typically Africans. An instance of…show more content…
An example is the existence of God. For this, I believe no amount of reasoning and fact can change my mind. I was also a strong believer in the prosper-ity theology until the class discussions on the topic changed my mind. My belief in the pros-perity theology was so strong that, I invested money into it with the hopes of gaining greater. My real enlightenment on prosperity theology started in class. It started when we discussed what was meant by prosperity theology. From my observations in church and in my own thoughts, prosperity theology is a movement in church that teaches how to get wealthy and good health by making positive confessions. Positive confessions are pronouncements that stress the inherent power of words or thoughts. Thus you verbally speak what you desire and by so doing with faith, your desire is granted to you. According to Bradley, “Prosperity Gos-pel is the seemingly-trans denominational doctrine that God wants people to be prosperous, especially financially” (Koch,

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