South African Pastor Calls Prosperity Gospel Damaging, Asks 'Where Are We Heading To?'
Thuso Kewana, an ordained pastor and ministry leader living in impoverished South Africa, says he can be silent no longer about the damaging effects of the prosperity gospel, an American export he believes is unbiblical and used by wolves in sheep's clothing to prey on mostly charismatic and Pentecostal Christians not only in his country, but around the world.
Kewana, speaking recently via phone from his home in Polokwane in the Limpopo province, bordered by Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, told The Christian Post he has witnessed how the prosperity gospel can warp people's understanding of God â€” leaving the impression that He requires worshippers to give money, to ministers, churches or their favorite television network, before they can be blessed with financial, physical and spiritual well-being....
Why on earth shouldn't people give to the Church financially. How do you expect the gospel to continue to spread and grow. People spend millions on worthless materialistic trophies but you find it hard to encourage others to give to the Church to cause the word of God to grow. Churches, ministers etc need financial assistance to further the kingdom. You don't have to give to all - prove the spirit for yourself. Come on now brethren let's not let Satan blind us. God gave His only begotten son to redeem us and we find it hard to give something back to the kingdom of God !!!!!