Before joining the Prophetic Witness Movement several years ago, my wife Hazel, and I, were attracted to the ministry of Andrew Wommack through God TV.
He seemed a lovely man, and a great teacher, and as we were not getting much good ministry from our local church, we went to his seminars in Walsall for three successive years on his annual visit to the UK. We also bought his tapes and books, and were being seduced into his type of ministry, without knowing the real underlying heresies behind it.
I only write this short article to warn other believers who can easily be swayed into believing about "another Jesus", the one proclaimed by the Word of Faith movement in its many guises.
If you watch God TV, Daystar, TBN, or even Revelation TV, you are bound to have come across the likes of Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Marilyn Hickey, Rodney Browne, Charles Capps, Paul Crouch and his family, Jensen Franklin, Joseph Prince, Jerry Savelle, Jesse Duplantis, Keith Moore, and many others.
When you see these personalities asking for money time and time again, they are lining their own pockets, and have all become dollar millionaires and above.
Andrew Wommack is not always mentioned in the same categories as these heretics, for he is not "money-mad" like the others and very rarely appears in the many telethons to raise even more money!
But he was schooled in the Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland "Word of Faith" (Name It And Claim It) type of ministry, and he gives out a very similar message, but cloaked in a much more attractive and pleasant manner than that of his predecessors, and current day so-called tele-evangelists!
Enough said for now, but below I reproduce an article for you from Bud Press of the Christian Research Service in the USA. This sums it up perfectly!
Word of Faith Movement
Birthed in the bowels of hell
by Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
Since its insidious inception, much has been written about and against the Word of Faith movement, and rightly so. Word of Faith teachings were birthed in the bowels of hell and vomited upon the body of Christ by weak-minded people who claim to be "Christian".To believe that Jesus was "born again" is to believe He sinned. But God's written word, the Bible, clearly teaches that Jesus never sinned:
The Word of Faith movement is extremely dangerous to the physical, mental, and spiritual welfare of the believer, as well as those searching for the real Jesus Christ.
Those who support the Word of Faith movement and adhere to its teachings would do well to repent, study their Bibles, and stay completely away from Word of Faith false prophets, false teachers, and false healers.
Here is a sample of the hyper-heretical and cultic accomplishments of a movement gone wild:
- Kingdom Now/Dominionism ideology
- Manifest Sons of God
- Latter Rain
- New Apostolic Reformation
- Restoration movement
- Third Wave
- New Breed
- Signs and Wonders movement
- Brownsville Revival
- Toronto Blessing
- Pensacola Outpouring
- Lakeland Revival
- Indigenous Peoples Movement
- International Coalition of Apostles
- Prosperity/Seed-Faith/Name It and Claim It
- Revelation knowledge
- Man (and woman) is a "god"
- Nine persons in the Trinity
- Jesus never claimed to be God on earth
- Jesus was "born again"
- Counterfeit "Jesus, gospel, and spirit"
- Bleeding "Jesus"
- Muscle-bound "Jesus"
- Visitations from "Jesus"
- Visits to heaven and hell
- Hatred for "discernment ministries" and "heresy hunters"
- Heresy hunters/discernment ministries are "godless atheists" who hate Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
- "Stop judging" and "Stop attacking God's anointed"
- Placing curses on adults and children
- Faith healers, scam artists
- False prophets, false teachers, false healers
- "Drunk in the spirit" and "smoking the Holy Spirit crack pipe"
- Slain in the spirit
- Slinging the spirit
- Healing rooms
- Howling like wolves, hissing like snakes, ect.
- "Angel feathers" from heaven
- Angel footprints in the sand
- Photos of "angels" and spirits
- Gold dust and glitter from heaven
- Gold fillings (teeth)
- Diamonds and gemstones from heaven
- Oil and blood stigmata
- Million dollar mansions, luxury hotels, expensive jewelry, jets, and cars
- The Elijah List
- Charisma magazine
And, speaking of "birthed in the bowels of hell," the teaching that Jesus was "born again" is one of the most DEPRAVED, DESPICABLE, and DAMNABLE teachings that has vomited from mouths of the hyper-Charismatic movement! This PUTRID, REPULSIVE teaching was made popular by hyper- heretical Charismatics such as E.W. Kenyon, Joyce Meyer, Paul Crouch, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Fred Price, Creflo Dollar, Charles Capps, and Benny Hinn.
AND SOME HAVE THE UNMITIGATED GALL TO CALL IT "CHRISTIAN"??? Much of what has been puked out of the hyper-Charismatic movement is cultic, and spewed from the mouths of enemies of the cross of Christ.
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH (1 Peter 2:21-22, emp, theirs, NASB).Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin (1 John 3:4-5, emp. added).
Can one believe he or she is a "god" and be a Christian? Can one believe that Jesus was "born again" and be a Christian? Can one deny the deity of Jesus Christ and be a Christian? The answer to all three questions is, NO!
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets
who were before you (Matthew 5:10-12).
Don't be surprised at what spews out of the Word of Faith-hyper-Charismatic movement in the future. We "ain't" seen nothing yet! In the meantime, remain strong in the Lord and the truth of His written word, and defend the faith--once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3)
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