...but is it his intention that you be? Frank's raised this issue over at A Servant's Thoughts - its a topic that winds me up, so I thought I'd take a different spin on it here. Here's what some others have to say on the Prosperity Gospel...
"This idea that God wants everybody to be wealthy? There is a word for that: baloney. It's creating a false idol. You don't measure your self-worth by your net worth. I can show you millions of faithful followers of Christ who live in poverty. Why isn't everyone in the church a millionaire?" - Rick Warren
"Who would want to get in on something where you're miserable, poor, broke and ugly and you just have to muddle through until you get to heaven? I believe God wants to give us nice things." - Joyce Meyer
"We need to renounce the false gospel of wealth and health--it is a disease of our American culture; it is not a solution or answer to life's problems." - Ben Witherington
"I don't think I've ever preached a sermon about money. Does God want us to be rich? When I hear that word rich, I think people say, 'Well, he's preaching that everybody's going to be a millionaire.' I don't think that's it." I preach that anybody can improve their lives. I think God wants us to be prosperous. I think he wants us to be happy. To me, you need to have money to pay your bills. I think God wants us to send our kids to college. I think he wants us to be a blessing to other people. But I don't think I'd say God wants us to be rich. It's all relative, isn't it?" - Joel Osteen
"How many young people are going to be pointed to Osteen as a true shepherd of Jesus Christ? He's not. He's not one of us." - The Internet Monk (Michael Spencer)
"I'm a super being. Say it! Say it! Who's a super being? I walk in the realm of the supernatural. Say it!...You want to prosper? Money will be falling on you from left, right and centre. God will begin to prosper you; for money always follows righteousness....Say after me, everything I ever want is in me already." - Benny Hinn
"For what profit is it to a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Jesus of Nazareth