Joyce Meyer’s “false gospel” is that God wants Christians to be rich, and that if Christians are faithful, they stand to profit financially. This philosophy is also known as the “prosperity gospel.”
Many Christians believe that the prosperity gospel is deceptive and treacherous. In part, this is because these Christians judge that the prosperity gospel is false theology. They assert that it is not biblical, as it can be proven in the New Testament that Christ teaches a more humble lifestyle. Joyce Meyer and others associated with the prosperity gospel, such as Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar, are also criticized because of their affluent lifestyles and their claims that their own financial successes result from their faith in God.