OK, after seeing these adverts on the bus, I saw another advert on a bus yesterday and to be honest it made me quite mad. I saw KICC’s advert about ‘Empowered to Prosper’. Well to be honest I just saw the word ‘Prosper’ as those were the words that were large and that could be seen from where I was. Click here for details of this event. For those who dont know KICC is the UK’s largest church.

This is such a misrepresentation of the gospel and it plays on peoples desires for material gain

Can you not see the vast difference in the adverts? And I always say this. Compare the messages on the two buses and you will see that the big giveaway is that KICCs message is man-centered.

The event is based on Deuteronomy 8:18: But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth…

On the link, scripture is twisted when it says

Many believers are caught in a trap of lack. This is a direct contradiction to the Word of God which states that God wants us to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper.

This is taken from 3 John 1:2 which is simply a greeting, our version of ‘I hope everything is well with you’ and should not be used as a doctrine on prosperity. (Bro Phil expands on this nicely here). Well that means that the apostle Paul was not a good example of a christian for us. His ministry was marked by suffering and not prosperity. But of course, thats not a popular message today

This is NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ

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The marks of false ‘christian’ teaching and teachers Part 2 – Scripture Twisting

The marks of false ‘christian’ teaching and teachers Part 4 – Man Centered Theology

The marks of false ‘christian’ teaching and teachers Part 5 – The Prosperity Gospel

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Comments
  1. Alan,

    Excellent example of what I consider “cherry picking”. These wolves will try anything to convince people that they are supposed to prosper financially….

  2. Douglas K. Adu-Boahen says:

    This dude used to live in my backyard so to speak. Their former “megachurch” building is like 5 minutes on foot from where I live.
    KICC is an embarassment to the Gospe of Jesus Christ, but hey, anything to bring in the money right???

  3. Laura says:

    Sorry if I’ve missed it but I couldn’t see anywhere above what KICC stands for..? Is it anything to do with the Kensington Temple? – Hopefully not, my ex pastor came from there!

    I also wasn’t aware ‘Word of faith’ preachers travelled about so much – I see TD Jakes is on the guest list!?

  4. Alan Higgins says:

    Laura, it stands for Kingsway International Christian Centre. Yes, every year they bring in the ‘big names’ at this annual event

  5. Stephen Olan says:

    KT had Rodney Howard Browne a few years back so Colin Dye and co are not too far off.

  6. naturalsystah says:

    *Shaking my head*

    Why is Cash-imolowo promoting prosperity more than the GOSPEL? A true church would advertise Christ instead of earthly prosperity.

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