(04)Whose Power is it?
1.Much of the Word-Faith theology is NOT based on the Bible
but on the teaching of New Thought.
2.New Thought, as defined in the dictionary, is a modern spiritual
philosophy stressing the power of right thinking in a person’s life,
the idea that our thoughts and attitudes affect our experience.
New Thought claims that we can change our life by changing
our thinking and that our life follows our thoughts.
3.As claimed by New Thought, sickness and suffering ultimately
have their origin in incorrect thinking. Adherents of New Thought
are taught to visualize health and wealth, and then affirm or
confess them with their mouths so that the intangible images may
be transformed into tangible realities. This metaphysical concept
of the power of thoughts (mind) has been incorporated into
Word-Faith teaching as the [force of faith].
4.Our thoughts have no power of their own. If our thinking is
inspired by the Holy Spirit, the power belongs to the Holy Spirit.
To accredit our thoughts with power is to take glory that belongs
to God alone. Philippians 2:13: [for it is God who works in you to
will and to act according to his good purpose].
5.The biblical truth is that the Holy Spirit is the Third PERSON0
in the Trinity who empowers the believer to do God’s will.
God uses the believer.
6.However, the Word-Faith preachers claim that the thoughts of
the believer have power as they see the Holy Spirit only as a
power ( not a Person ) to be put to use for whatever the believer
wills. The Word-Faith followers are taught to use God.
But the question is: Will the almighty God allow Himself to be
used by man?