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 Kenya: Anglican Theologians Dismiss 'Gospel of Prosperity'


Butere -- The 'gospel of prosperity' being spread around Africa by certain evangelical preachers is false, Anglican theologians said.
According to flamboyant preachers drawing mammoth crowds especially in Africa's big towns, faith in Jesus Christ leads to personal success, good health and material well being.

"The so-called 'prosperity gospel' is a misrepresentation of the Gospel and an alien import to Africa. Drawing from the example of Job, we maintain that suffering and poverty are not necessarily the result of sin, ignorance and lack of faith, and that righteousness, understanding and faith do not necessarily lead to good health and prosperity," the theologians said in a communiqué. ...

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