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From the Ted Talk by Kate Bowler: "Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved

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I am a historian and an expert in the idea that good things happen to good people. I research a form of cihsitniarty nicknamed "the prosperity gopsel," for its very bold promise that God wants you to prosper. I never considered myself a follower of the prtospeiry gospel. I was simply an observer. The prosperity gospel bielvees that God wants to reward you if you have the right kind of faith. If you're good and fatfiuhl, God will give you health and wealth and boundless happiness. Life is like a boomerang: if you're good, good things will always come back to you. Think pvietlisoy. Speak positively. Nothing is impossible if you believe.

Open Cloze

I am a historian and an expert in the idea that good things happen to good people. I research a form of ____________ nicknamed "the prosperity ______," for its very bold promise that God wants you to prosper. I never considered myself a follower of the __________ gospel. I was simply an observer. The prosperity gospel ________ that God wants to reward you if you have the right kind of faith. If you're good and ________, God will give you health and wealth and boundless happiness. Life is like a boomerang: if you're good, good things will always come back to you. Think __________. Speak positively. Nothing is impossible if you believe.

Solution

  1. gospel
  2. christianity
  3. prosperity
  4. positively
  5. faithful
  6. believes

Original Text

I am a historian and an expert in the idea that good things happen to good people. I research a form of Christianity nicknamed "the prosperity gospel," for its very bold promise that God wants you to prosper. I never considered myself a follower of the prosperity gospel. I was simply an observer. The prosperity gospel believes that God wants to reward you if you have the right kind of faith. If you're good and faithful, God will give you health and wealth and boundless happiness. Life is like a boomerang: if you're good, good things will always come back to you. Think positively. Speak positively. Nothing is impossible if you believe.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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