Creflo Dollar’s Prosperity Gospel Finds Followers and Critics

CNN’s Melissa Gray reports on megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar’s arrest for allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter. Since his arrest, Dollar’s Prosperity Gospel has come under renewed scrutiny inspection. Gray writes, “Prosperity ministers preach that God rewards the faithful with wealth and spiritual gifts.” Ben Phillips, a professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, criticizes Dollar’s message, saying, “The Prosperity Gospel tends to mask the greatest need that any individual has, and that’s to be reconciled to God through faith in Christ.”

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