The promise that “Giving is Sowing and God Promises a Harvest!” met me on my way to work this morning, and it got me to thinking. My first thought was of the so-called “Prosperity Gospel,” which asks followers of a church to give money to
If the Prosperity Gospel’s claims were true, then we would see a best fit line sloping downward from left to right, with states with the highest proportion of Christians enjoying the lowest rates of child deaths.
Those states that have the highest percentage of Christian residents have the lowest median income. These statistics contradict the hypothesis underlying the preachers of the Prosperity Gospel.