Friday, October 11, 2013
Jesus liberates the oppressed; the "Prosperity Gospel" does not liberate
The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
- Luke 4.18,19, NIV
The "year of the Lord's favor;" the text that Jesus reads refers to the Jubilee. Jesus preaches a message of liberation, the Gospel is GOOD NEWS.
The prosperity gospel is not a gospel of grace, but of bondage; it does not liberate the oppressed.