False Gospels

Nine Marks of a Prosperity Gospel Church

By D. A. Horton | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

A prosperity gospel church is a purely anti-nine marks church.

5 Errors of the Prosperity Gospel

By David W. Jones | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

If the prosperity gospel is true, grace is obsolete, God is irrelevant, and man is the measure of all things.

Why Is the Prosperity Gospel Attractive?

By Sugel Michelén | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

The message of prosperity appeals directly to our native greed.

Why Has the Prosperity Gospel Prospered?

By Miguel Núñez | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

Why this heresy? And why now?

The Soil of the Prosperity Gospel

By Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

The prosperity gospel is the bitter harvest of an ancient seed planted in modern soil.

A Softer Prosperity Gospel: More Common Than You Think

By David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

Five trademarks of a subtler strain of prosperity teaching.

The Prosperity Gospel in My Own Heart

By David W. Jones | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

It may be easy for you to spot the prosperity gospel on TV, but can you spot it in your own heart?

A “Gospel” that Almost Killed Me

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

Jesus saved me from the prosperity gospel, and he can and will save more.

Three Post-Prosperity Gospel Testimonies

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

A South African pastor interviews three Christian women about their experience in prosperity-preaching churches.

The Rise of a Parallel, Post-Biblical Christianity

By Grant Retief | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

The fact that South Africa is a churched nation doesn’t mean it’s a gospeled nation.

Book Review: Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven, by T.D. Jakes

Review by John Power | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

What if someone with bad ideas is really good at describing people—their struggles, fears, and desires? Unfortunately, I’m afraid that’s the case with megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes.

Book Review: Break Out!, by Joel Osteen

Review by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.06.2014

Joel probably is America’s pastor. Sadly, Break Out! pastors people to be narcissistic, biblically illiterate, and theologically confused.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Christianity around the World

By D. Akin, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, M. Dever, P. Williams, T. Anyabwile | 10.24.2013

Prosperity gospel, persecution, changing cultural tides, a rising generation of convictional pastors, and more in this roundtable discussion on the church in America and abroad.

Book Review: Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, by Kate Bowler

Review by Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

In a thoughtful and engaging work, Kate Bowler unravels the origins and development of the prosperity gospel into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Book Review: Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by David Jones and Russell Woodbridge

Review by Trevin Wax | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.29.2011

Pastors will want to have not merely one copy of this on their bookshelf, but multiple copies to hand out to church members.