Word Of Faith Theology Revealed To Be Little More Than New Age Thought Manifestation That Is Absolutely At Odds With Right Bible Doctrine By
Word of Faith false teacher Jesse Duplantis says he determines who long he will live and can speak what he wants into being, this is called New Age manifestation and it is wicked.
Sometimes when I talk about the Charismatic Church, I don’t always make a distinction between that church and a sect known as the Word of Faith Church which is something altogether different. Going forward, I will do better in defining my terms when I talk about those two things. Today I want to warn you about the overtly false and New Age teachings of the Word of Faith Movement, which as you will see, is nothing more than the ancient pagan practice of ‘manifesting’ what you want. A book called‘The Secret’ published in 2006 teaching how people can manifest what they want with their thoughts and words is exactly the theology of the Word of Faith practitioners.
“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” 1 Corinthians 3:13 (KJB)
My article today is on the false teaching and Bible twisting of Jesse DuPlantis, but is not limited to him only. Other adherents teaching this false doctrine of manifesting include Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Mike Murdoch, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn and many others. Does the Bible teach that you can have what you want by speaking it into existence? Absolutely not. The Word of Faith teachers all have one thing in common, they are all fabulously wealthy, and they got that way by deceiving you with false teaching like New Age manifestation, also known as ‘name it and claim it’. So with that, let’s compare Jesse Duplantis’ false teaching with King James Bible doctrine.
- FALSE TEACHING #1: “I determine how long I will live” and it is based on “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 (KJB). This one is a doozy, but par for the course with the Word of Faith fraudsters. Do we have the ability to control how long we live for? No, we don’t, our times are in the hands of the LORD, no question about it. Compare it to 1 Corinthians 4:19 and James 4:13-15. But Proverbs 18:21 is not talking about using words to extend your life, it is talking about how our words can wound, and can heal, and why we should be so careful about how we talk to other people. Jesse DuPlantis uses it to make you think your words will extend your life, and that simply is not true. When he says, and I quote, “I have the ability to say how long I’m going to live” that is absolutely not true. Word of Faith preachers get sick and die just like anyone else, there is no record of any of them having “long life” longer than anyone else. When Word of Faith preacher Rod Parsley got throat cancer, he took chemo like anyone else, he was unable to “manifest his miracle” by speaking it into being. This is typical of Word of Faith false promises.