Prosperity vs the Cross

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

Forbes is doing a series on Christian Capitalism.  Davie D. (who is guest blogging at Josh's place) has some comment on the first article discussing 'mega churches'

To me, the most interesting part of the Forbes report was the first one on megachurches. We just don't realize how new this phenomenon is. In 1970, there were just 10 megachurches in the country (defined as a non-Catholic church with 2,000+ members). By 1990, the number had risen to 250. During the 1990s, however, the number of megachurches really exploded thanks in part to people like Rick Warren and churches like Saddleback and Willow Creek, so that today there are 740 megachurches in the United States.

Davie goes on to say that this isn't a bad thing if mega church attenders are all seeking out better biblical teaching and more authentic worship. – right?  But…

The two biggest churches in the U.S., according to Forbes, are being pastored by two of the biggest proponents of the Prosperity Gospel
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
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