In a preaching class on Tuesday, I figured out the formula for the Prosperity Gospel and how it is the polar opposite to the Wesleyan formula.
Here’s the elements:
- (A) = Works
- (B) = Blessings
The the Prosperity formula is “If you do (A), then you will receive (B).”
- If you give money (Prosperity), invoke the name of Jesus Christ (Name it claim it), or change your thoughts to God’s thoughts (Joel Osteen), then you will be blessed!
The alternate equation is the Wesleyan “Since you have (B), then you do (A).”
- Given that we already have prevenient grace, we are already blessed people. And we respond to that blessing through justification and sanctification, through WORKS!
This is my first draft; happy to be wrong. Thoughts?