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 exported abroad.
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 we’ve manufactured.
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.