Saturday, May 9, 2009

The "Word of Faith" Movement is Nigh Thee

Are you familiar with the Word of Faith movement? Perhaps you don't know it by name, but have heard of some of its adherants, such as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Benny Hinn, or Creflo Dollar.

I have been doing some studying on this doctrine lately, but didn't realize just how heretical it was until I delved into it. If you are a fan of any of these speakers, please be aware that many of their teachings are actually in opposition to Scripture.

Among other things, this doctrine teaches that human beings are gods, that we can speak things into existence, that it is always God's will for us to be healthy and financially prosperous, and that if we are not wealthy or have not been healed, it is either because we don't have enough faith or because we aren't really saved.

I thought this video on the subject, by Justin Peters, was a good, informative overview.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Very interesting. I've heard about the prosperity gospel of Joel Osteen, especially since he is in Houston. I don't watch much religious TV so had not seen or heard any of these although I have heard OF them.

Meanwhile, Justin Peters is an interesting speaker.