I just heard of Justin Peters about a year ago and I have tried to listen to as much as this man has to say on the dangers of “Word of Faith” Theology. Why bother? some may contend. Simple. This is about some very basic doctrine that cannot be overlooked. Justin looks at the damnable doctrines of little gods, origins and lots of audio clips that confirm these doctrines of devils. The seminar which Peters’ teaches is entitled A Call for Discernment. A Call for Discernment is a biblical critique of the Word of Faith movement, more commonly referred to as the Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or, the Prosperity Gospel.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2:15-16
The Duty of Discernment
This movement holds that it is always God’s will for a Christian to be wealthy and for a Christian to be physically healed provided that he or she has sufficient faith. W-F theology dominates Christian television and is led by people such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Joyce Meyer, and Joel Osteen. Series can be heard at Sermon AudioA powerful video series on The Christians DUTY to discernment. Word of Faith tragic... Click To Tweet
“A Call for Discernment”
A Biblical Critique of the Word of Faith Movement
(more commonly known as the Health and Wealth or Prosperity Gospel)
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.” (Romans 16:17-18)
In addition to expository preaching, another aspect of Justin’s ministry is the three session seminar which he has developed entitled A Call for Discernment. This seminar is a fair, comprehensive, biblical critique of the modern Word of Faith movement. Word of Faith theology (WoF) dominates Christian satellite and cable television and is making alarming inroads into more theologically conservative, evangical churches. This seminar contains dozens of audio and video clips (primarily the latter) of various WoF leaders such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Jessie Duplantis, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, etc. incorporated into a PowerPoint format. This format allows people to see and hear for themselves what these individuals are actually teaching. Everything then is, in turn, balanced with Scripture.
Each session is approximately 70 to 75 minutes in length. A Call for Discernment can be structured and scheduled according to the desires of the pastor or conference organizer.
Throughout his years as a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Justin studied at great depth the Word of Faith movement. The thesis he wrote for his Master’s of Theology (Th.M.) degree is entitled An Examination and Critique of the Life, Ministry and Theology of Healing evangelist Benny Hinn.
In addition to his academic research, Justin also has attended numerous Benny Hinn crusades and has been witness first hand to the harm, both physical and spiritual, that the Word of Faith movement inflicts upon so many. As a teenager, Justin himself attended faith-healing services in hopes of being delivered from his Cerebral Palsy. Though the potential was there to shake his faith in the Lord, in the long run, these experiences had the opposite effect. Says Justin:
Some have made the charge against me that I am just bitter about not being healed. I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. Next to my salvation, my Cerebral Palsy is one of the greatest gifts God has ever allowed me to have. He has used it to keep me dependent upon Him and through it has shown me His “sufficient grace” and “strength made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9)
In 2004, Justin was featured as an expert witness for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary on Benny Hinn entitled Do You Believe In Miracles
In 2006 Justin was interviewed for the documentary entitled Suffer the Children produced by Trevor Glass. This documentary shows the profound harm, both physical and spiritual, that the Prosperity gospel inflicts upon so many.
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Introductory Session: The Duty of Discernment
• Word of Faith Movement Defined
• Personal Testimony
• The Bereans
• The Need for Discernment
• Answering the Critics
P.O. Box 3576
Edmond, OK 73083
Telephone: (405) 509-9345
Justin Peters Ministries
Justin accepts invitations on a first-call, first-serve basis regardless of the size of church. Love offerings are the normal compensation though other arrangements are possible. Transportation expenses and lodging are appreciated.
Taught by Justin Peters at Faith Bible Church
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