(05)Superstition

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

   of men.

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 ).

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