Word Faith Movement Archive

What’s Wrong with the Word Faith Movement? (Part Two)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 15, number 4 (1993). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Kenneth Copeland stands today as one of the Faith movement’s leading spokesmen. His voluminous material (in print and broadcast media), combined with his crusades and international […]

What’s Wrong with the Word Faith Movement? (Part One)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 15, number 3 (1993). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS What’s wrong with the “Faith” movement? Its leaders include many of the most popular television evangelists. Its adherents compose a large percentage of charismatic evangelical Christians. […]

Christianity Still in Crisis?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 3 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Hank Hanegraaff wrote in his book Christianity in Crisis that because of the influence of the Word of Faith movement, the true Christ and true faith […]

Answering Questions about Televangelists

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 05 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Christian apologist is accustomed to answering for the historical “sins of the church,” such as the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem […]

How Much Does 3 John 2 Promise?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number1 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3John2 KJV).1 In an article […]

Special Report: Tilton’s Tottering TV Empire

Only months ago Robert Tilton, “Pastor to America,” was a rising star in the crowded con­stellation of prosperity-preach­ing televangelists. His bustling Word of Faith Family Church in a Dallas suburb boasted 8,000 members and local real estate appraised at over $40 million. Tilton’s Success-N-Life TV show ranked twelfth in the national Arbitron ratings for syndicated […]

Oral Roberts Creates Media Stir With Latest Revelation

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal Winter/Spring (1987). The full PDF can be viewed by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Oral Roberts’s latest al­leged revelation from God has caused a great deal of controversy both in and out of the Christian […]

Questions And Answers On The Bible, the Cults, the Occult, and Aberrant Christian Teachings

This column is based on questions and answers excerpted from “The Bible Answer Man,” CRI’s live call-in radio broadcast. In this issue of the Newsletter, Craig Hawkins answers questions on how faith teachers view the death of Christ. (1) Where did Jesus pay the price of atonement for our sins on the cross or in […]

Faith in Faith or Faith in God?

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal Winter/Spring (1990). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ In 1980 Harvest House published a book by Larry Parker entitled We Let Our Son Die. […]

The Untouchables

During His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ exhorted His followers not to judge self-righteously or hypocritically. Is this necessarily what Christians do when they question the teachings of God’s “anointed” preachers and evangelists? Many teachers who claim such anointing would say so, and many more of their followers commonly reply to all manner of […]