Quote of The Day: On The Prosperity Gospel

Joel Osteen, Prosperity Gospel, Theology of Glory, Theology of the Cross[The prosperity gospel is] basically what the sixteenth century German monk turned church reformer Martin Luther called the “theology of glory”: How can I climb the ladder and attain the glory here and now that God has actually promised for us after a life of suffering?  The contrast is the “theology of the cross”: the story of God’s merciful descent to us, at great personal cost, a message that the Apostle Paul acknowledged was offensive and “foolish to Greeks.”

 

Michael Horton

Joel Osteen and the Glory Story: A Case Study, 2007, Westminster Seminary California