There is only one true gospel—and it’s not the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel. In fact, the so-called prosperity gospel is no gospel at all. Jesus did not come to make us rich, healthy, and comfortable; he came for us in our rebellion, in our hatred of God, and he died for us. As Paul says, “God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8).
We must never settle for anything less than this one true gospel. Paul warned the Galatians, “If anyone preaches to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:8). Paul took seriously the preaching of the true gospel, and as church-planting pastors, we must do the same.
In various parts of the world today, church planters will encounter the so-called prosperity gospel. So how can pastors penetrate these dark places that are deceived by false light?
To help us think about these things and more, I’m excited to have Robert Manda with me on the podcast.