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Review: Promise of Provision, The: Living and Giving from God’s Abundant Supply

Promise of Provision, The: Living and Giving from God's Abundant Supply
Promise of Provision, The: Living and Giving from God’s Abundant Supply by Derek Prince
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Is your life empty?  Do you not have the riches that you expected when you signed up for this Christianity thing?  Well, you are in luck because in his newest book (published posthumously) Derek Prince offers 5 steps and 3 principles that are sure to get God to pay up for what he owes you.  Of course, that is not the way he puts it.  In fact throughout the book he denies that he is teaching the prosperity gospel and that the term “prosperity” means more than finances, yet most of his examples of God’s promises fulfilled mean amassing large amounts of material wealth.

Though he expressly denies it, Prince, like the other “prosperity gospel” preachers including Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, teaches a strong perspective on the law.  Essentially he says that if we were to take God’s promises seriously and do what God commands, then we would have the wealth and prosperity that is promised in the Bible.  That is, as a matter of fact, entirely true.  The only trouble is that God expects perfect compliance with the Law, and none have been successful but Christ.

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