So one may ask, what is so wrong about the prosperity gospel? Well it is literally everything and it is so sad that most Kenyans fail to see the loopholes in this kind of teaching that it goes unabated.
In the prosperity gospel, also known as the “Word of Faith,” the believer is told to use God, whereas the truth of biblical Christianity is just the opposite—God uses the believer.
Word of Faith or prosperity theology sees the Holy Spirit as a power to be put to use for whatever the believer wills. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a Person who enables the believer to do God’s will.
The prosperity gospel movement closely resembles some of the destructive greed sects that infiltrated the early church. Paul and the other apostles were not accommodating to or conciliatory with the false teachers who propagated such heresy. They identified them as dangerous false teachers and urged Christians to avoid them.
The Kiuna’s have perfected this form of teaching to their believers. Going through his website of Facebook page, there is no biblical teaching that will draw people closer to Christ at heart. His page is full of his photos showing expensive clothing and vehicles with self quotations that implies God is out to bless you with the riches of this world.
While prayer (including intercessory prayer) is crucial to the life of a Christian, using it to force God into appeasing the believer’s desires also goes against the very prayer Jesus prayed on the eve of his crucifixion: “Yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
It surprises me that a self declared Bishop will only have one bible reference in a whole month to promote the very same teaching.
Prosperity preachers are known for their emphasis on giving, which on its face seems to line up with scripture. However, the motivation they teach — giving in order to get — distorts the biblical tradition.
In Kenya, times and again we have heard, seen and read how this people work. They talk of planting a seed that you may be blessed. That God loves a cheerful giver and by giving you shall receive even more.
Wake up people!