Prosperity Gospel Is Latching Onto Evangelical Rise in Brazil Amid Economic Hardship


(Photo: Reuters/Caetano Barreira)Evangelical Protestantism followers pray in the Renascer em Cristo church in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2, 2007.

Prosperity gospel preaching, where charismatic leaders are offering people solutions to their economic troubles, is latching ionto the growing evangelical movement in Brazil, a nation which observers say is undergoing significant spiritual shifts.

Pastor Bob Robbins of the evangelical English-speaking Sampa Church in Sao Paulo responded to a recent article in The Washington Post documenting such shifts by telling The Christian Post that Brazilians face many different spiritual influences.

“I think the biggest thing influencing the prosperity gospel in Brazil is the lack of hope and the struggling economy,” Robbins, who alongside his wife, Martha, has been involved in church planting in the U.S. since 1999, told CP in an email Thursday.

“If a charismatic person can say that they have a solution for people’s struggles they can get an audience. I am not sure that I can say the prosperity gospel is on the rise, but it is present and has a pretty large influence,” he added.

The Washington Post article published Tuesday positioned that Brazil is going through a “modern-day version of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago,” and said…

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