FAQ on Word Of Faith Movement

Question 1: Is the Word Of Faith doctrine compatible with the Bible?

 Answer: There is no such thing as “Word Of Faith doctrine”. It does not exist. The entire Word Of Faith teachings comes from the Bible alone.

Question 2: Why is Word Of Faith also known as “Prosperity Gospel”, “Name It And Claim It” etc?

Answer: I have been in this teaching for about 5 years. Yet I have never heard any preachers identify themselves with the above terms. I suspect such terms were invented by the anti-faith people to create the false impression that Word Of Faith is a different gospel.  In other words those term were used to discredit christians who choose to live by faith.

Question 3: Why are there so many anti-faith sites out there?

Answer: I can’t answer for these anti-faith folks but I can guess the underlying cause to be fear. Imagine you are a pastor who has been telling your people that sometimes God want you to be sick and poor. Then the Word Of Faith appears and tell people that God wants them rich and healthy. Not only that they produce positive results. What will you do? If you are a person of courage and integrity, you would have re-examine your belief system and correct them. Unfortunately, many responded in fear, thus resorting to personal attacks, name calling and perverting the truths.

Question 4: Are their anti-faith reasonings justified?

I read a few of them. Basically they relied on 2 tactics, false information and strange logic. For example, we are accused of degrading God because we expect him to obey his own laws and keeping his own promises. Another one accused us for replacing prayers with confession. I have never been to any Word Of Faith service that does not pray.

Question 5: How do you explain Word Of Faith preachers who con people for their money?

Answer: There are counterfeits out there. I have never met any true Word Of Faith preachers  who did that. In fact, the worse pastors I met happened to be from a non-faith church. Refer to “My Encounter with New Creation Church”.

 Question 6: If Word Of Faith really works, why are its members still poor and sick?

Answer: It is the sick who needs the doctor, not the healthy. If you are sick and poor and you want to turn your situation around, you should attend a church that preaches health and wealth, not sickness and poverty. Therefore the poor and sick people had come to the right place.

 Question 7: Must every christian attend Word Of Faith churches?

Answer: If you are not interested to change your life for the better, you don’t have to. Word Of Faith churches are meant for christians who want to improve their lives.

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11 Responses to “FAQ on Word Of Faith Movement”

  1. peacefulone Says:

    Brother Seng, I appreciated reading your commentary. Your site turned up in my Tag Surfer. I am at Cafe Sozo. We’re 7 Blogs in One. I would love to refer to this article at your site and send people to read it within the next week or so. Please let me know if this is okay with you? In the meantime, please keep Blogging. We need all of the Faith Bloggers that we can get! Be encouraged.

  2. YCS Says:

    Dear peacefulone,

    Thanks for your appreaciation of my works. It is fine with me if you want to refer it further to other people. Thanks again.

  3. Ray Says:

    i just love your work Bro Yeap chee seng. The people who say Jesus died for you to have eternal life and not for you to have wealth are just speaking without really reading their bibles. Such people are sadly to be believers and according to my knowledge and study, most of them either have bank balances or family wealth or they have no other work to do. Some of them speak for the sake of argument just to say something andspeak out of their head. The truth sets u free and lies puts you in bondage and what i believe is most of the believers are in bondage of true lies and hey by the way it takes real money to preach the gospel . Preach the complete gospel of salvation (Soteria) wellness, wholeness, protection , prosperity, salvation of soul and deliverance . Amen

  4. Brutus Fullman Says:

    Why do Bethel’s Bill Johnson, his wife, and other Word of Faith’ers wear glasses? If the Spirit can be harnessed to provide health, by speaking words of faith, to cure AIDS, cancer and other terrible conditions, why can’t a relatively small thing like nearsightedness be cured by them?

  5. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    What if this nearsightedness is cured? Will you then believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Or, will you find other excuses? How about fever, flu, cough etc?

    Try this. If medicine can cure people, why are there so many people died despite having taken medicine?

    Excuses, excuses.

  6. Elango Gopal Says:

    //Will you then believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Or, will you find other excuses? //

    thanks brother .
    your replied look like “Away from me, Satan!!!!”

  7. getfreefromdebt Says:

    I believe “name it and claim it” is a mean term that non-believers use against faith people who believe in the power of confession. The Bible tells us to speak to mountains and they shall move, speak to non-existent things and we shall have them, etc. Proverbs tells us that our words have the power of life and death. As a believer, we choose to speak words that line up with the Bible because that is life and because God told us that we would have whatsoever we say. Non-believers do not understand this concept and try to discredit it. It’s easy to throw mud at what you do not understand. Many times I don’t think the concept has been fully explained. The key is that it is more than simply saying. When we speak God’s Word, we are doing so in faith, focused on God’s grace not our works, living a life of love, etc. These factors play into whether or not we see what we are confessing. That’s also why some get frustrated with confession I believe. Some may be missing some foundational elements in their Christian walk and as a result aren’t seeing the results of confession. For me, I know I used to say confessions thinking it was an action that was going to get God to move. However, under that mindset I would never receive because I was trying to earn something. God’s grace can only be received as a gift.

    Christy
    http://www.OverflowLiving.com

  8. John Says:

    Yeap, I appreciate your writings. I do believe in confession for faith. I have a question. There are some church members that have participated in the confession of faith but, have not received what they confessed. How could that be?

  9. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Are you going to give up? How about confessing your sins? Those who do that will most likely sin again.

  10. John Says:

    I somewhat agree to the word of faith movement. However there are many things believers request that are not promised by God. If you are within the realm of God’s promises, go for it. However miracles can occur but, God never promised anyone a miracle.

  11. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Miracle is only a vehicle. What matters is the content.


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