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Objection 9

Objection: Dan Mohler’s teaching is false because he teaches just another flavor of the prosperity gospel where the believer lives victoriously in this world if he just thinks correctly.

 

Thoughts: Dan Mohler doesn't live life seeking worldly wealth, fame or power:

  • He has lived in the same modest home for decades - about 30 years. @57:25

  • He said, "no" to becoming a pastor on multiple occasions - "I'm just a warehouse worker in love with Jesus." @57:16

  • He resolved to never become an itenerant preacher.

  • He purposely doesn’t have a slick website - though many have offered to help him upgrade it for free. @4:10

  • He doesn't ask for money through his website.

  • He didn't want the name of his ministry to be all about his own name. @1:11:05

  • He purposely doesn’t publish his speaking schedule - He wants to get to know the local people. @1:10

  • He's not promoting himself on social media. @4:20

  • He pays his own airfare. @3:40

  • Compensation is not a requirement for Dan to come and preach at your church. He, on occasion, refuses any compensation offered. @22:54

  • Though Dan has many invitations from churches large and small, he chooses to speak at smaller churches (where offerings are smaller) as opposed to larger churches and conferences. @4:08

  • He does not demand a certain standard of hotel room when he comes to town, preferring to stay with a family in the church. (He will sleep a couch if you let him.)

  • He doesn’t ask for money or sponsorships or partnerships. @22:37

  • Temperance is one of his core values - a lifestyle of temperance. @2:00:00

 

Dan Mohler doesn't live life seeking worldly wealth, fame or power NOR does he preach a gospel that encourages such a lifestyle - quite the opposite in fact: [Bracketed words added for clarity/context.]


Jesus said that there is folks that are going to run to Him. He's going to say, "Huh? Who are you? What? Come on, you've got to know me." "[But] I've listened to you in the streets. I supped with you. I hung out around you." Now I ain't questioning whether you are going to heaven or not. It gets people freaked out in America when you talk like this because the whole goal of Christianity in America has been going to heaven... We've been super deceived in this country - making the gospel all about blessing, provision, protection and going to heaven - not about transformation - image of God - becoming love and living in the Spirit - super deceived. Here's how you know [that we've been deceived] - because you have tons of discouraged Christians that attend church. Why [are they discouraged]? Because they are still self-conscious [i.e. self-centered, self-considering, self-focused] and they ain't catching a break and they're wondering why the promises ain't happening and some of them are even mad at God and ready to give up because their dream didn't come true. And [But] they forgot to do something important - to deny themselves, pick up their crosses and follow Him and seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness so that all these things He created you for [i.e. to become love] could be added unto you. Come on, I've never read any other gospel. But I've heard a lot of other gospel preached. I've heard the motive get twisted and shifted and all of the sudden it's beneficial [self-benefiting] instead of transforming. And all of the sudden it's what I get from from Him instead of what I become in Him... (@28:00)


Dan Mohler teaches that the gospel is not a “beneficial gospel.” It’s not about what God can do for us - green stop lights, convenient parking places, fat 401ks, “glassy seas” etc. God is not here to be our table waiter. He’s not here to be our genie in a bottle. Dan teaches that the believer is to express the nature of the Father - to shine His love - REGARDLESS of the circumstances of life that the believer is going through. These themes are pervasive throughout Dan’s messages.




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