Friday, February 05, 2010

Word-Faith Top Ten


Word-Faith (WOF) teaching, identified with Ken Copeland and Ken Hagin, is the foundation for today's prophetic/apostolic movement. Several years ago Tricia Tillin wrote an article on the Top Ten Reasons for rejecting Word-of-Faith doctrine.

REASON ONE:
It requires 'revelation knowledge'.

REASON TWO:
It makes the Almighty God and Creator a weak 'faith-being' who is at the mercy of His own universal laws.

REASON THREE:
It makes the Divine Son of God into a born-again man who had to die in Hell to pay the price for our treason.
REASON FOUR:
It elevates man to equality with Jesus.

REASON FIVE:
It makes man a god.
REASON SIX:
It makes the redemption into a restoration of dominion for mankind.
REASON SEVEN:
Its goal is the transformation of the earth by spiritual dominion.
REASON EIGHT:
It replaces prayer with confession, and God's will with the manipulation of 'forces'.

REASON NINE:
It denies the reality of sin and sickness.

REASON TEN:
It focuses on self and the world instead of God and Heaven.

Tillin's article expounds on these ten points. Read it here. The nuances between orthodox and heterodox theology are very fine. If you will learn to recognise WOF teaching, you will see it everywhere in the church today. And what you see today makes old-school WOF seem tame in comparison.

3 comments:

  1. Randall Slack1/18/12, 7:51 AM

    It clearly is another gospel, another jesus, another spirit (no capital letters for obvious reasons).

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  2. The link to Tillan's article is not valid. Any other on-line source to that? Many thanks for your post, which I found at DefCon.

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  3. Fixed it. Try this:

    http://www.birthpangs.org/articles/wof/10reasonsWOF.html

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