Word Faith Movement Archive

The Atonement of Christ and the Faith Message

There are many winds of doctrine that blow through the church from time to time. Some whip up for a brief, passing moment only to be wisely resisted by the maturing body of Christ. Unfortunately, other ill winds blow through the church with gale force; catching up believers, tossing them around, disrupting sound teaching and […]

The Teachings of Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is a popular Pentecostal preacher living outside of St. Louis, MO, who has been in fulltime ministry since 1980.[1] She is a best-selling author in the Christian market,[2] and her books cover everything from America’s Christian heritage to weight-loss.[3] But she is perhaps best known from her radio and television program, Life in […]

T.D. Jakes Responds to the Journal

This article first appeared in the From the Editor column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 22, number 3 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Although he has not directly corresponded with the Journal, T. D. Jakes has publicly responded to last issue’s cover article, “The […]

Concerns about the Teachings of T.D. Jakes

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 22, number 2 (1999). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The appeal of T.D. Jakes crosses racial, cultural, and economic lines. He boldly addresses deep-felt needs in the American population that are either neglected or avoided […]

1 Peter 2:24: Is there Healing in this Application?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 1 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for […]

Healing: Does God Always Heal?

Evangelism is essential to the Christian faith and life. For this reason it is rightfully emphasized in many of our best churches. However, once an individual is converted, as he faces the question of what to do with the rest of his life on earth, what priorities he should have now that Christ is Lord […]

Pastor John Hagee

Christians have listened for many years to the preaching of John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee attended Trinity University on a football scholarship, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree before earning his master’s at North Texas State University. He also studied at Southwestern Bible College and was granted […]

Positive Confession

Positive Confession- An Introduction In Ecclesiastes we read the “there is nothing new under the sun,” and the truth of this proverb can be seen in a growing phenomenon in the body of Christ which could be called the “faith movement.” It would seem that almost every believer (and lots of non-believers) has encountered this […]

Little Gods: Are We little gods?

LITTLE GODS- Introduction “Word-faith” or “positive confession” teachers often make the claim that we are “little gods.” Are we? LITTLE GODS- Scripture Twisting If pressed about their “little gods” doctrine, positive confession teachers would probably respond by saying that they are only repeating what the Bible says. We should therefore turn our attention in that […]

Divine Healing: Does God Always Heal?

DOES GOD HEAL- Introduction There are a lot of teachers in the church today who believe that God always heals everyone who asks to be healed in faith. How accurate is this view? DOES GOD HEAL- Scriptural Proof In regard to the question of whether or not God always heals everyone who asks in faith, […]