I think RZIM’s Dr Nabeel Qureshi’s exegesis of John 14:12-14 would be lapped up by the Prosperity Gospel crowd. It’s essentially telling Christians that they get anything they want if they pray in the name of Jesus (a man!) and ask for whatever they want. Here’s the Gospel passage Nabeel Qureshi uses to claim Christians can perform miracles greater than those given to Jesus:
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
To be fair, I know another strand of Christianity would interpret this passage as referring to preaching the “Gospel” rather than miraculous works of healings etc.
Having said that, Nabeel is effectively giving a falsification test for judging who is a “true” believer in Christianity: they should be able to perform greater works (miracles) than Jesus. Well, Nabeel ( and other Christians), why aren’t you guys down at your local hospitals healing the deaf, blind, disabled and terminally ill? Why haven’t we seen you folks in war zones bringing peace to war-torn lands? Why haven’t you ended poverty in deprived areas of South America, Asia and Africa?
There are over 2 billion Christians worldwide, Nabeel Qureshi, surely thinks at least 10% of them are “true” Christians? That would be at least 200m Christians. Why is it that we are more likely to see Christians online (some of whom are Nabeel’s friends) spewing hatred against Muslims rather than in hospitals trying to heal people or in war-zones bringing an end to innocent people being bombed by imperialist forces like America, Russia, ISIS etc.?
If you’re a Christian, be honest, do you really think you can do greater miracles than Jesus?