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The Word of Faith thing is weird.

And it’s a lie. I don’t think most Christians who agree with it or make use of its teaching think about it very deeply.

Well, we must think about it deeply because it is a very dangerous way to believe. It’s an unbiblical way to believe. It’s a superstitious way to believe. It’s a death-dealing, legalistic way to believe.

It’s a pagan way to believe.

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2009-02-25_1121_1_delhiholycowWhen my wife and I were very young Christians, a foul and perversely attractive wind of doctrine blew through our church.

And we fell for it.

Unfortunately, this evil wind is still wreaking its havoc in the Church.

It has been called by various names. Positive confession. Word of faith.

The foul storm blew through pretty quickly for us, because the best solution to Christian wackiness is reality.

In other words, the driver behind word of faith is that it “works.” That’s what, at first, makes it attractive. For people who are excited about Jesus, just throw in some Bible verses that seem like they make sense, and—this is about Jesus, after all, who can do anything and the Bible, which is the truth—surely it will “work.”

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