Quote of The Day: On the Prosperity Gospel II

Joel Osteen, Prosperity Gospel, Theology of Glory, Theology of the Cross[Their] message is also a good example of the inability of Boomers to mourn in the face of God’s judgment or dance under the liberating news of God’s saving mercy. In other words, all gravity is lost – both the gravity of our problem and of God’s amazing grace. According to this message, we are not helpless sinners – the ungodly – who need a one-sided divine rescue. (Americans, but especially we Boomers, don’t take bad news well.) Rather, we are good people who just need a little instruction and motivation.

 

Michael Horton

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