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Showing posts with label Prosperity False Doctrine. Show all posts
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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Word Of Faith Deception. Everything You Need To Know On Video

A Call For Discernment

Justin Peters has a specialised ministry on revealing the history, doctrines and the leaders of  the WORD of FAITH movement.

He has produced 3 very watchable videos. very skillfully presented. You cannot fail to realise the error of this movement after seeing these videos. If you are convinced (after watching) please spread the word to your contacts too.

You can view the entire Justin Peters Seminar here.    Each episode is over an hour long, so you may want to bookmark them for future viewing.  Enjoy!

Part One  Dangerous Doctrine (includes some history)

Part Two   Mangled Manifestations

Part Three  The Hurt Of Healing

I have written a number of other articles relating to Word Faith.  You can find them all speedily by clicking on the label "word faith" below (in red). To find the "labels"  just simply look at the 2nd line after the line which says "posted by John Chingford" which is immediately below this article.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Why Word Faith Organisation is a Cult and is Detrimental To Your Faith, Mind And Soul

Edited 24 Aug 2011 (see very bottom for the edited section, which includes a link to even better videos)

This article has been written in response to an email I received. This is what this person wrote:

Question:“We pray that we get lots of money, riches etc but didn’t Jesus say that it is very difficult or as good as impossible for a rich man to enter heaven? Will such prayers be answered? Many missionaries promise to offer prayers for our riches etc,  for a minimum donation to them or they say send in a certain amount for a years wellness or prosperity. For that amount they will pray for a years wellness. Is that okay?"

Answer: First, I would like to say that the true Christian Church do not teach such terrible things because they are not taught in the Bible. The Organisation which teach these things are called “Word Faith”.

In answer to your first question: we should never pray for riches. We cannot expect God to say yes to such selfish prayers. Jesus does instruct us that we can include prayer for our daily needs, but mostly our prayer should centre on God's Will and purposes, glorifying and praising Him. Certainly NOT praying for riches.  Jesus said “seek first the kingdom of God ”Matthew 6:33 and “he who loves his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake, will find it” John 12:25 and Matthew 10:38-39.

Jesus is saying 

Friday, 19 March 2010

Clearing The Tables Of The Money Changers

I was inspired by a comment made by  "Wary" to my post within this shortcut link:  Why You cannot Trust Any Preacher Who Has Ecumenical Connections   to write this article.
It is drawing the comparison with the money changers in the temple that Jesus drove out with the way bibles and Christianity is being marketed today. What was Jesus reaction? He was furious! At no other time did He show such fury during His 33 years as a man, so it must be important to note why. Why was Jesus so angry? Let's look:

Friday, 12 February 2010

The truth and Danger About The Word Faith Heresy Movement

This movement is so seriously dangerous that I just have to paste everything here as taken from the link below This movement will be better understood if I mention Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Oral Roberts and Morris Cerrullo are just a few of the many well known names who belong to it. Generally are known as the prosperity and slain in the spirit preachers.

Please read the section that talks about the origins of Word Faith (i.e, from Scientology  - a recognised cult) and their cultish views of the "non" atonement of Jesus.  It is full of error and abuse of clear scriptural teaching. We should always compare scripture with scripture and never ignore any parts of scripture, as all scripture is inspired by God. It is worth looking at their view of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is "another Jesus" they preach. They are not a sect but a heretical cult. I have thoroughly investigated this cult from my own experiences of them and from those I know to a full extensive search from a vast number of reputable websites. If you don't believe me, check it out yourself.

Who are the Leaders of the Word-Faith Movement?  

Benny Hinn And His Shocking Letter Of Mammon Greediness

This is a part of a letter from Benny Hinn with his signature as proof it is from him.  Actually, it is not a new letter and has been on his website since 2008. See 

Basically he is clearly implying that Benny Hinn Ministries is the storehouse you should pay your tithes into. Or at least he is hoping that his supporters will pay their tithes to him as they are the ones who believe that Benny feeds them.

These Word of Faith preachers are always misquoting scripture to get you to send them money and try to put pressure on your conscience. They state "if you give, God will bless you and will not bless you if you don't give".

My bible teaches that God's love and grace is unconditional for the born-again Christian. Paying tithes is because we love God not because we want something in return. If we do it because we want something from God, it becomes a blessing due to our works. The New Testament is clear:  we are saved by Grace, we receive the Holy Spirit through Grace and we continue our walk with God through Grace - not of works!  This was his letter: 

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Benny Hinn Wheelchair and Hypnosis Fraud Exposed

I found this very enlightening about how Word Faith operate - not just Benny Hinn.

THE LAST WORD By Ole Anthony with Skippy R.
Issue # 177, Sept./Oct. 2001
“Who says I am not under the special protection of God?” --Adolph Hitler
We were as surprised as everybody else when HBO compared televangelist Benny Hinn to Adolph Hitler in a special program last spring.

But now that they’ve made the comparison, we can’t explain how we overlooked the resemblance for so long.

The comb-over hair should have been a dead give-away. And here’s a description we ran across of an early Hitler rally by Newsweek magazine in the 1930s: “Women faint when, with face purpled and contorted with effort, he blows forth his magic oratory.”

Blows forth? Yep. That could definitely be Benny.

We decided the cover of our magazine should do justice to this new revelation, but the scale just didn’t quite work. So we substituted Charlie Chaplin’s character in The Great Dictator for Adolph himself, and it balances just right.

Antony Thomas, producer of the HBO special called America Undercover: A Question of Miracles, brought together specialists in psychology, neurology and theology to take a look at the techniques of crowd control used by Hinn and a German evangelist, Reinhardt Bonnke, and compare their style to Hitler’s.

Interspersing clips of their crusades with footage of Hitler at the Nuremberg rallies, the similarities couldn’t be denied.

Here are excerpts of the dialogue:  

Truth and Origins Behind Being Slain In The Spirit

I found this article on the Moriel Ministries website.  Please take time to read this, as I am sure that most of you may not realise that the experience of being slain in the spirit has its origins in something other than God. Baptism in The Holy Spirit and being slain are not the same thing, as explained below. I  believe in the baptism of The Holy Spirit but have always been suspicious of what is actually happening when people fall backwards. Please read this article which explains the origins behind this phenomena  more clearly.

Slain in the Spirit
If you have had some sort of sensual experience like falling on your back due to some kind of "impartation" - a term the Bible does not use nor promote nor teach by example as a normal Christian experience; or exhibited some kind of "manifestation" - a term used only once in the Bible with regards to the gifts of the Spirit which are clearly listed (1 Cor. 12:7-11); been in an induced trance state, found yourself pinned to the floor, laughed uncontrollably, made animal noises, exhibited signs of "drunkenness in the spirit", or other such phenomena  ... if  you have "experienced" these things,   has the urge to pass along those experiences taken on more importance than preaching the gospel? 

Have the experiences begun to overshadow the Word of God and its sound doctrines and their application to your life?  Have they taken on more significance than the sanctifying ethical work of the Holy Spirit in your life?  Have they begun to eclipse the work of the cross in your relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to whom the Holy Spirit always points our worship and obedience? 

Are you now a zealous proponent of something you have not really investigated fully but only "experienced"?  Examine yourself and others in your congregation to see if phenomena such as "slain in the spirit" have taken on far more importance in your life than they should.

If you are caught up in these modern mystic/gnostic paths that end up leading away from the truth, please take the time to read this article carefully.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Is It Sin To Touch The Lord's Anointed? What Does Bible Say?

Whenever a criticism is made against any recognised Christian leader the cry goes out "do not touch the Lord's anointed"! They quote from 1 Chron 16:22  and from 1 Samuel 26:9. Both passages are taken in isolation, well out of context (ie, they are not read in conjunction with the surrounding verses, passage, chapter, book and whole bible).

For example if we look at the above verses in context: 1 Chron 16:20-22 says "they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."

The whole passage and chapter is referring to the nation ISRAEL: ALL the people of that Nation as the anointed ones!

Then 1 Sam 26 (whole chapter) and subsequent chapters show the context was about David having a chance to kill King Saul and so free himself from his greatest enemy. David's decision not to kill King Saul was because God had anointed Saul to be king, so killing him would be to kill the king God had chosen. It is not referring to God's prophets (as the Lord's anointed) in this case.

There are no specific verses in the whole Bible that teach that prophets could not be challenged. In fact God told the people (through Moses) to check whether a prophet is true or false, ie to challenge them. Can we use the last isolated example (about King Saul) to allow any so-called Christian leader to say and do whatever they want to do, unchallenged?  Should we really use the example of King David to let them do this?  I will now answer those questions as follows:

Why We Should Expose The Tares of False Teaching In Our Churches

Based on a conversation I had with someone about false and deceptive teaching hitting our churches in these days and why it is important to expose it. They said that Jesus told us to not worry about it because tares and wheat should grow together. However, was Jesus saying that? Scripture teaches otherwise!.

I felt so concerned about the implications of what this person was saying, that I felt I needed to search the scriptures. I would like to share with you what I found. It can be put into 2 sections where scripture covers "Preaching to the spirits in prison" and "tares and wheat".

Preaching To The Spirits In Prison

Before we ever make a doctrine from scripture we MUST compare scripture with scripture and never take a text out of context. If a scripture seems to be saying something but the rest of scripture teaches something completely different, then our interpretation of that text MUST be wrong.  Scripture teaches the following (which contradicts what Kenneth Copeland of Word Faith teaches):  

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Videos Exposing Word Faith Doctrine As Heresy

Edited 24 Aug 2011 because  videos have been removed by yahoo
Ah well!! Never mind! Therefore I have deleted the 3 videos and replaced them with 3 even better ones. After watching these I am sure you will agree that you should come out of the Wordfaith organisations and very seriously avoid those who teach it.

To see each video, please click on the shortcuts in red, ie click on part 1, part 2, part 3.

Part One  Dangerous Doctrine (includes some history)

Part Two   Mangled Manifestations

Part Three  The Hurt Of Healing

Word Faith Preachers Are False, An Example

I found this testimony of an ex follower of Word Faith: their experiences and lessons learnt. It should be a stark warning to us all.

Testimony of a Joyce Meyer FollowerTestimony left at Pulpit Pimps here.

A few years ago, I supported Joyce Meyer with everything I had. I regarded her as a true, down to earth, sincere, and prosperous role model. I hung on every word that came out of her mouth as if they were the words of God straight to me. I never missed a show, and if I did, I watched her internet broadcasts. When she held her conferences in my area, I went to see her in person. I would do as she said to prove my commitment to God and take vacation days and drive 3 hours to Tulsa to see her preach at the ORU campus and drive 3 hours back home, justifying myself to God by reminding Him of these sacrifices.

Talking about sacrifice, not only did I give up a day’s pay to see her, but it was nothing for me to sacrifice $100 or more into the white buckets they’d pass around as offering plates, knowing all along that I’d have to sacrifice again when I didn’t have that money to pay a bill with! That, in addition to the hundreds of dollars I’d send her through the mail every month! In the typical Word of Faith (Wof) fashion, I would then go to God in “prayer” and tell Him what He had to do (you [God] MUST keep your word; you MUST provide ‘pressed down, shaken-together’ etc; if I delight myself in you, you MUST give me the desire of my heart, ad nausea!).

That’s NOT praying! When a WoF preacher “prays” by saying “we bind you Satan, we come against all the powers of darkness, we rebuke all poverty and lack” etc, they are NOT praying to God! They are talking to the devil and speaking as if they were God Himself. It is NOT prayer. But I digress.

I absolutely LOVED Joyce Meyer! But God had other plans for me. I was DEEP into the Word of Faith . It was all I had ever known all my life. My grandmother latched onto the seed faith teachings of Oral Roberts back when it first came out. She taught my mother in the ways of the WoF, and my mother in turn taught us the same way!