(13)Word-Faith Teachings are sugar-coated poisons
(1)No one will take poisons knowingly. However, if the poisons
are coated with sugar, people may be deceived into taking them,
because the poisons taste good and look harmless. The teachings
of Word-Faith are sugar-coated poisons. Positive Mental
Attitude is the sugar coating. The poisonous core is
(2)Once the teachings of the Word-Faith are instilled
subconsciously into your mind, you will gradually depart
from the biblical truth, with the SELF sitting on the throne in
your heart instead of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)A writer wrote about mental stress of the Word-of-Faith
followers, who believe in Positive Confession. The following
is what he wrote:
1.[Criticism is suppressed to a large extent. They are subject
to depression. They are also suicidal and are hospitalized
in psychiatric institutions to a greater degree than the
average. There is substantial evidence of suicide among
members of Word-of-Faith with no previous psychiatric
2.One reason for such serious mental stress is over-emphasis
on confession. You must not confess negative areas, because
that would bring negativity on yourself. If someone has
prayed for your healing and you have not become well,
you must confess that you are now well. You must assume
authority over sin, defeat and weakness, not confess them.
In this way the individual is positioned in a struggle between
himself and his thoughts, without any possibility of letting
others help him, as he cannot confess his inner struggles.
The control over thoughts, feelings and body is the road to
perfection, but there are many people who are unable to
cope with this isolation and this pressure.
3.Many critics think that Prosperity Theology is a doctrine
for the strong. It requires an almost superhuman effort to
have to go on struggling with your thoughts and to maintain
them. If things go wrong, the individual only has himself to
blame. God on His side already have done everything. ]
(4)The following websites are informative and useful in
guarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ against the heretical
teachings of Word-of-Faith.
- 1. The Bankruptcy of the Prosperity Gospel:
An Exercise in Biblical and Theological Ethics
- 2. Ten Reasons to reject Word-Faith Teachings
- 3. An Evaluation of the Key Doctrines in Health
and Wealth Faith Movement
- 4 What does the Bible say about Prosperity Gospel?
- 5. How the Health and Wealth Gospel Twists Scripture
- 6. What is the Word of Faith Movement?
- 7. The Prosperity Gospel – Who gains, and Who loses
- 8. Prosperity Gospel