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The book also makes clear that the prosperity Gospel is a false Gospel.  There are more warnings in the New Testament about the dangers of wealth to our spiritual well-being than there are warnings about sexual sin.

That quote isn’t meant to downplay the seriousness of sexual sin in the bible, but it just shows the gravity of the nature of the Prosperity Gospel and its destructiveness to the well being of the Christian.

It’s also hypocritical on Mark T. Barclay’s part to endorse such behaviors and never once obey the biblical data on the destructiveness of the Prosperity Gospel and its teachers, whom he is one of them!

Let us not forget who Barclay has preaching at his church namely Kenneth Copeland, Charles Capps, Jerry Savelle, Lester Sumrall and who are the fathers of his faith namely Hagin, Osteen, and others and let us also not forget that Barclay himself exemplifies these men with his own lifestyle with a ministry jet and asking for many ministry gifts.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 Amplified Bible

For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.

What Barclay is preaching is an American myth and fiction and it’s false teaching according to the biblical data! My question to his followers is this, do you follow Holy Scripture or is Mark T. Barclay’s so called prophetic voice stronger?

One of the great tenants of the Protestant Reformation and yes you are part of that if you aren’t a Catholic is what is called Sola Scriptura in Latin and in english it’s Scripture Alone and what it basically means is that Scripture alone stands in all authority above the church and it’s teachers.

You as a believer and a church goer have the right to ask Barclay about his teaching and lifestyle which frankly isn’t sitting well with the bible and its standards in righteousness and holiness!

Ben Witherington further gives voice about Barclay’s lifestyle and says, ”  It argues that Christians are called to live a simple lifestyle that doesn’t involve conspicuous consumption. Christians are not called merely to tithe; Christ calls upon his followers to give sacrificially, which raises the ante, so to speak.”

The bottom line is this, when Mark T. Barclay speaks about holiness and sin he can only speak to it on his own terms.

The bottom line is this, when Mark T. Barclay speaks about holiness and sin he can only speak to it on his own terms. This is why we only hear from him about “right living” and “dirty living” instead of doctrine that reflects biblical data and church history. The main reason for this is that Mark T. Barclay not only endorses the sinfulness of the Prosperity Gospel but preaches and lives it.

The Prosperity Gospel is a false teaching and it is a parasite on the Body of Christ. For example, the Assembly of God churches in Australia like America stood strong against this false teaching before many of their churches were infected with this heresy.

Mark T. Barclay, repent from your mishandling of church history, condemnation of Protestantism, and your sinfulness in the prosperity gospel and your association with those who also preach it.

You can read further, his book is called……Jesus and Money, by Ben Witherington

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