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Prosperity Theology: A Robust Examination
In session four of the Theology of Money course, Alcorn answers the question, “How would the apostle Paul respond to Prosperity Theology?” by examining multiple scriptures in Paul’s letters that address the topic. He then examines the New Testament understanding of wealth as a danger and the contrasting riches of another kind presented in the New Testament. Lastly, he examines some of the half-truths and heresies of prosperity theology by asking, “Did Jesus promise prosperity in this life?” and, “Is God our genie or our master?”
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and to reaching people in need by supporting those who help the unreached, unfed, unsupported, unborn, unreconciled, and untrained. Before starting EPM in 1990, Alcorn co-pastored the Good Shepherd Community Church outside Gresham, Oregon for fourteen years. Randy is a best-selling author of over 50 books including Courageous; Heaven; The Treasure Principle; and the Gold Medallion winner for fiction, Safely Home. He resides in Gresham, Oregon with his wife, Nanci, and their Golden Retriever, Maggie. The Alcorns have two married daughters, Karina and Angela, and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons.