1.Word-Faith preachers claim that what you say determines
what happens to you. Hence the things you say must all be
stated positively. It is called [Positive Confession], which is
not God’s word but can be traced directly to the cultic teachings
of New Thought metaphysics.
2.These Word-Faith preachers said ,[You get what you say. If you
confess sickness you get it. If you confess health, you get it.
If you confess failure you get it. If you confess success you get it;
whatever you say you get]. They teach their followers never
to speak anything negative but only to make a positive confession,
because they will get what they say.
3.That you get what you say is superstition. What happens to us
does not depend on what we say. We are in God’s hands. Nothing
will happen to us without God’s permission and God is not
controlled by human thoughts and is not dictated to by the words
4.If Job, Jeremiah, David, Jonah and Elijah had commanded their
situations by their what they said, they would have met with
utter disaster because they all confessed negatively.
5.When Elijah asked God to take his life (1 Kings 19:4), his words
could not change his destiny and God took him to heaven
in a chariot of fire ( 2 Kings 2:11).
6.If positive confession automatically equaled possession,
there would be nothing to stop believers from writing like
Shakespeare, and having the thinking capacity of Plato.
7.Don’t be enslaved by this superstition. We have the freedom
of expression. Many prophets in the Old Testament expressed
themselves negatively but honestly. What we should not do is
to make positive statements dishonestly, thereby cheating
others as well as ourselves.
8.Many warnings in the Bible are in the form of negative
statements. Would you reject these warnings simply because
they are negative statements?
(i)[For the time will come when men will not put up with sound
doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather
around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching
ears want to hear] ( 2 Timothy 4:3 ).
(ii)[I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions
and put obstacles in you way that are contrary to the teaching
you have learnt. Keep away from them. For such people are not
serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk
and flattery they deceive the mind of naïve people]
( Romans 16:17-18 ).