Dangerous Doctrines of the WoF Movement: Positive Confession, Substance of Faith, Little gods Doctrine, the Fall, Jesus Christ are covered in A Call for Discernment is not intended as a personal attack on anyone, it is simply, as the name implies, a call to the church for discernment. It would be easy to make the assumption that this is an anti-charismatic seminar. Such is not the case. When it comes to the fundamental tenets of orthodox Christianity, charismatics are in agreement with me as a Southern Baptist. I am not charismatic, but neither am I anti-charismatic. The Word of Faith Movement, however, does at times denigrate and even deny some of the fundamental, non-negotiable truths of the Christian Faith (as documented in the seminar, especially in Sessions 1 and 2).
Amos37 recommends Justin Peters Ministries series DVD seminar and he can be contacted below to be invited to your Church. This powerful presentation that gets to the heart of the dangers of these doctrines that tickle the ears of many sincere Christians. The presentation is in 4 parts, contact Justin Peters Ministries for more.
Session 1: Dangerous Doctrines
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Metaphysical Cultic Origins
- Phineas P. Quimby
- Essek W. Kenyon
- William Branham
- Kenneth Hagin Sr.
Doctrines of the WoF Movement
- Positive Confession
- Substance of Faith
- Little gods Doctrine
- the Fall
- Jesus Christ
- Just a Man?
- Spiritual Death of Jesus (SDJ)
- Sin Becomes Him
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies..”~ 2 Peter 2:1
Word of Faith Dangerous Doctrines
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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Session 2: Mangled Manifestations
- Abuse of Tongues
- Spectacular Claims
- Heavenly Encounters
- Bizarre Behavior
- Slaying in the Spirit
- Divine Revelation Knowledge
- Occultic / Demonic
- False Prophecies
“…that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written…”
~ 1 Corinthians 4:6
Session 3: The Hurt of Healing
- Things to Consider
- Is It Always God’s Will?
- Healing in the Atonement?
- The Biblical Record
- Requirements for Healing:Why are They Sick?
- Sense of expectation
- “Right Heart” and Perseverance
- Hindrances to Healing:Conclusion
- Lack of Faith
- Not Saved
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
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Edmond, OK 73083
Telephone: (405) 509-9345
Email: [email protected]
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.