GENESIS 1:26-28 IN RESPONSE TO THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL TEACHING

Rev. Dr. Theophilus Chukwu Ngele

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The paper is on “Genesis 1:26-28 in Response to the Prosperity Gospel Teaching” which deals with the erroneous teaching which spreads in today’s church concerning prosperity. Man as soon as he was made had the whole visible creation before him, both to contemplate and to take the responsibility of. Man was made the same day that the beasts were, because his body was made of the same dust with theirs, and while he is in body, he inhabits the earth with them. God forbid that by indulging in the body and desires of it we should make ourselves like the beasts that perish. The creation of man was a more signal and immediate act of divine wisdom and power than that of the other creature. The paper uses a descriptive method of research to achieve its aim. The prosperity gospel ignores the profound redemptive historical shift between the Old and New Testament from a “come see” religion to a mainly “go tell” religion.


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