Friday, June 27, 2008

Books that Refute the "Health-and-Wealth / Prosperity" False Teaching

By Dave Armstrong (6-27-08)

All of these are Protestant authors, far as I know, and several are themselves charismatic / pentecostal (because that is where the error arises). These viewpoints are sadly rampant within charismatic circles, as I know first-hand from my four years at an Assembly of God congregation. I've personally seen it wreak havoc in the lives of people (including some in my larger family). I wrote my own refutation of this terribly dangerous strain of thought in 1982:

"Biblical Refutation of "Hyperfaith" / "Name-it-Claim it" Teaching: Is it Always God's Will to Heal in Every Instance?"

And just for the record (because this always comes up when one expresses this opinion), I firmly believe that God continues to heal today, when He chooses to do so, in His Providence, not based on our preferences. I could tell personal stories about myself, my wife, and others I know, but I'll refrain, because that isn't the point of this post.

The Word-Faith Controversy: Understanding the Health and Wealth Gospel by Robert M., Jr. Bowman (Paperback - Sep 2001)

In God we trust?: The deadly cancer of the "health and wealth gospel" by Greg Loren Durand (Unknown Binding - 1996)

The Health and Wealth Gospel: What's Going on Today in a Movement That Has Shaped the Faith of Millions by Bruce Barron (Paperback - Jan 1987)

The Disease of the Health and Wealth Gospels by Gordon D. Fee (Paperback - Jan 1, 1985)

A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith Movement by D. R. McConnell (Paperback - Feb 1, 1995)

A Different Gospel: A Historical and Biblical Analysis of the Modern Faith Movement by D. R. McConnell (Paperback - Jul 1988)

Charisma versus charismania by Chuck Smith (Unknown Binding - 2000)


Charisma Vs. Charismania by Chuck Smith (Paperback - Sep 1993)

Charisma Vs. Charismania by Chuck Smith (Paperback - 1983)

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