I just saw the documentary "American Gospel: Christ Alone" (2018). It clearly presents the Gospel and shows how for many Americans, they are merely nominal, cultural "Christians" who were raised in churches, read the Bible, even attend Christian schools, yet they never repented and believed the Gospel. They never trusted in Christ Alone. It also documents the explosive popularity of the Word of Faith movement in America, and how the prosperity [false] gospel has devastated millions of Americans.
The modern “American Gospel” is a distorted, corrupted gospel. American Gospel
examines how the prosperity gospel (based on the Word of Faith movement) has
distorted the gospel message (promises of “the American dream” of
health, wealth, & prosperity), and, sadly, how this theology is being
Here is the 1 hour version. The full documentary is 2 hours and 20 minutes in duration. The following is the first 40 minutes of the film, followed by testimony from viewers.
- “The great strength of the film is
that it’s not only a negative examination of the Word of Faith
movement, but also a very positive and helpful examination of biblical
truth. ” – Tim Challies
- “This is the best clarifying
juxtaposition of truth and prosperity preaching I know of. I pray
millions of people around the world will watch this for the glory of
Christ and his Good News.” – John Piper
- “I think suffering Christians will
discover an unexpected balm in this film as they are reminded of the
true hope provided in Christ Jesus.” – Reagan Rose
The follow up documentary "American Gospel: Christ Crucfied" (2019) is also
excellent and worth watching. It examines how the Gospel has been
watered down so as not to be offensive. It talks about postmodernism and
progressive Christianity and how they've led to a false gospel which
You can rent or buy "American Gospel: Christ Alone" on Amazon Prime Video here.You can rent or buy "American Gospel: Christ Crucfied" on Amazon Prime Video here.