For Costi Hinn, the prosperity gospel is household enterprise. He labored for his dad and in addition his well-known uncle Benny, one of the infamous purveyors of the prosperity gospel all over the world.
However Costi’s transformation has been dramatic. He tells his story and writes in opposition to his former views in a brand new e-book, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Fact Overwhelms a Life Constructed on Lies [overview].
Costi doesn’t maintain again in his intent for the e-book: “I want people to see that the prosperity gospel is damning and abusive. It exploits the poor and ruins the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.” He goes on to explain the prosperity gospel as “arguably the most hateful and abusive kind of false teaching plaguing the church today” and says “all roads the prosperity gospel paves lead to hell.”
Hearken to this episode of The Gospel Coalition Podcast.
- God, Thank You I’m Not Like These Prosperity Preachers
- What You Ought to Know Concerning the Prosperity Gospel
- The Story Behind John Piper’s Most Well-known Assault on the Prosperity Gospel
- Why the Prosperity Gospel Is the Worst Ponzi Scheme Ever