Contrasting the Properity Gospel with the Holiness Gospel in Ministerial Preparation in Theological Institute

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  • Chinyere Priest West Africa Theological Seminary
  • Victor Priest West Africa Theological Seminary

Abstract

 

 Many pastors have different ideas to justify why they preach prosperity or holiness in their churches. This extremism in the preaching of the gospel has caused many problems to the spiritual vitality of the church. Thus, the role of theological education is vital in equipping men and women with sound biblical truth so that they are better prepared for Christian ministry. The gospel of holiness reveals God’s nature. God is holy, and He expects His children to live a godly life (1 Peter 1:16). The gospel of holiness is holistic; it entails a deep relationship with God through daily devotion, obedience, and creation care. On the contrary, the prosperity gospel emphasises material possession and physical well-being. According to the scriptures, it is God’s will for Christians to live in affluence, but that is not the primary focus of the gospel (Romans 14:17). This paper seeks to examine the idea of the gospel of holiness and prosperity through critical analysis from a theological standpoint. Library and online survey approaches were adopted in the study. Based on the study’s outcome, a recommendation was made to strengthen theological education for the training of pastors for effective Christian ministry. 

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2022-03-03

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Priest, C., & Priest Chukwuma, V. (2022). Contrasting the Properity Gospel with the Holiness Gospel in Ministerial Preparation in Theological Institute. Transform: A Journal of Biblical, Theological and Practical Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, 1(1), 32–46. Retrieved from https://ojs.anu.ac.ke/index.php/soj/article/view/8

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