WHEREAS, The prosperity gospel is the belief that Jesus’ sacrificial and atoning death grants believers health, wealth, and the removal of suffering, sickness, and poverty; and
WHEREAS, The prosperity gospel distorts biblical generosity, preys on the most vulnerable, solely blames people for their own sickness due to lack of faith, and corrupts a biblical understanding of suffering (John 9:2-3, Romans 5:1-5; 8:15-29, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8); and
WHEREAS, Scripture warns us to guard against false teaching, to beware of false prophets who come to us in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves, and to guard the integrity of Scripture (Matthew 7:15, Acts 20:28-30, 2 Timothy 4:3-4); now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Anaheim, California, June 14-15, 2022, in accordance with sound doctrine and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, denounce the teaching of the prosperity gospel; and be it further
RESOLVED, That God and God alone is our highest good and our supreme treasure, not health, wealth, or the removal of sickness (Philippians 4:10-13; Revelation 21:1-4); and be it finally
RESOLVED, That our confidence is in our eternal inheritance purchased through the work of Christ and is guaranteed by the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:11-14; 1 Peter 1:1-7).