[Note: The item below and attached expresses the views of the individual named and does not necessarily reflect the position of the WRF as a whole.]
Prosperity Gospel Theology has become one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world. Several international consultations in the last decade have dealt with it and provided constructive critique to understand it and offer correctives. However a more in depth study into the Gnostic and Mystic worldview that influenced the development of Prosperity Gospel Theology may be helpful to offer some antidotes for the challenges that Prosperity Theology has raised.
In the light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the attached article endeavours to consider the view of God, the doctrine of the providence of God and its implications for the processing of suffering in the life of a believer, and the hermeneutics of key Prosperity Gospel Theology preachers. Their underlying theology and worldview are then compared with some of the key theological principles that emerged in the theology of Martin Luther.