The recent investigation of several mega-church pastors has some people happy that the Senate is finally getting involved and forcing the pastors to account for their lavish material possessions and lifestyles. Others think the targeting of these pastors is unfair and unmerited. One such advocate of pastors and other Christians living prosperous lives is Dr. Norman Robertson, an acclaimed authority on biblical finance and biblical concepts of successful living. Dr. Robertson, who has been teaching and writing about God’s financial plan and “The Prosperity Gospel” for more than 20 years, is an expert who maintains that the Bible declares that God wants His people to prosper.
Dr. Robertson, best selling author, speaker and television personality, recently released a controversial teaching series entitled, “Myths, Lies, and the Gospel Truth about Prosperity,” where he points out that Jesus was not poor nor were the Disciples. He cites several scriptures to support the claim. In Matthew 2:11 Dr. Robertson points out that Kings came to visit Jesus at the age of two and brought lavish gifts. Additionally, in Matthew 27:35 he points out that Jesus wore expensive clothes. Dr. Robertson explains that God wants His people to be rich so they can be a blessing to others.