The Old Testament as a Source Book for the Pentecostal Gospel of Prosperity

  • Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
  • Lovemore Togarasei


This chapter discusses how and why the Old Testament is of appeal to prosperity preachers. It opens by first considering the New Testament basis of the gospel of the Cross. It is only when we establish the New Testament position on prosperity that it can be discerned why the prosperity preachers prefer the Old Testament. This section is then followed by a discussion of the prosperity preachers’ use of the Old Testament. The chapter identifies favourite Pentecostal texts explaining how they are used to support the Pentecostal gospel of prosperity. The chapter depends on data collected from Pentecostal sermons from some Zimbabwean Pentecostal preachers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
    • 1
  • Lovemore Togarasei
    • 2
  1. 1.An Old Testament scholar and a consultant on religion, gender and sexualityHarareZimbabwe
  2. 2.Department of TRSUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana

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