No false teaching is ever innocent and always carries with it grave implications for what the Bible teaches as a whole. The prosperity gospel is no different. Since there can be no other gospel but the one preached by the apostles and the Bible does not teach the prosperity gospel it is a serious blunder to describe this teaching as gospel. Suffice it to say, this is the term used to describe such teaching. What then are the implications of this erroneous doctrine?
The prosperity gospel devalues God’s relationship with man to the material and reduces the Almighty God to a cosmic vending machine or a kind of investment fund promising a hundred per cent return on your investment. Once you put your trust in Him out pops your material prosperity. Man’s relationship with God degenerates into a ‘tit for tat; ‘something for something’ a kind of ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ relationship.
This doctrine is Satanic to the core for this was the very theology espoused by Satan when he appeared before the presence of the Lord.
Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Job 1:9
Perhaps the most tragic implication of the prosperity gospel is that it makes people seek God for the wrong reasons; for what they can get rather than for the salvation he offers. When the motive for serving God is based on material rewards and when these are not forthcoming, then there is no reason to continue to serve him.
What is your reason for following Christ?
Taken and adjusted from -The Prosperity Gospel: Is This the Word of the Lord? By Eddie Fisher- at http://falsedoctrinesofman.com/