Is Christian Science a form of the Prosperity Gospel? My colleague Keith Wommack of Texas published a response in the Houston Chronicle. Here is what Keith wrote:
Christian Scientists love the Bible. We feel the same love and adoration for Jesus as other Christians do. A recent commentary in the Chronicle (Prosperty gospel may be United States’ new civil religion) left a number of misimpressions about both our values and our understanding of Jesus’ teaching.
Christian Science is not a form of the Prosperity Gospel. It does not teach that “God dispenses material wealth and health based on what we ‘decree’”. Christian Scientists don’t turn to God for money or to somehow get God to do what we want. True prayer as we understand it begins with the humble desire to learn more of God’s presence and goodness – to seek His will, not one’s own.
Read more from Keith Wommack’s response to inaccuracies.