I cam across this post about a week ago: http://musingsonalimb.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/on-christian-narcissism/. I thought it was really well done.
Deanna begins this post by saying “’For I know the plans I have for you, ‘declares the Lord,’ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Many who attend prosperity type Christian churches are familiar with this particular verse. Some say it is a promise to the Israelites, that incidentally took another 70 years to even come close to being fulfilled. Their pastors proclaim this verse speaks to god’s desire to bless them and give them happy lives, if only they give and live right. They believe ultimately, god can heal their illnesses, provide them with wealth supernaturally, and buffer them from the trials and tribulations of life. I call this belief Christian narcissism, and it is damaging individually and societally…
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