What is the wide gate and the broad way? None other than the opulence plus extravaganza of the Church Growth Movement. There is a vast expanse of space for so-called praise and worship sessions. Speak of the atmosphere – much like a rock concert with the keynote preacher emulating a pop diva. The seating is almost packed to capacity; there are throngs that just desire the feel-good setting week in and week out.
Jesus said on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days. Even some of God’s “elect” might be deceived by false theologies. “Good would be called evil and evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). Men would substitute light for darkness and darkness for light. Apostasy would consume churches and denominations that were once solid.
The research included 54 worldview-related questions, and it found that only 47% of the pastors have a biblical worldview regarding family and the value of life; 44% concerning issues related to God, creation, and history; 43% in relation to personal faith practices; 43% when it comes to matters of sin, salvation, and one’s relationship with God; 40% pertaining to human character and human nature; and 40% when it comes to measures of lifestyle, personal behavior, and relationships.
Copeland already has a series of jets, so it is odd that he is raising funds for yet another. In the video above, fellow televangelist Jesse Duplantis also took the opportunity to brag that he is not a millionaire, but a “multi-millionaire”.
This secret power of faith can create a reality beyond your wildest dreams. If you have enough faith, your business will boom, you’ll have wealth and happiness, and all you want will beckon to your call. Ah, the prosperity gospel, name it and claim it assures us what we will for our lives, we will get.