WORD OF FAITH

HISTORY OF THE MOVEMENT: The major doctrines of the Faith movement were plagiarized by Kenneth Hagin from the teachings of E.W. Kenyon. Kenyon (1867-1948), who gained much of his theology from the mind-science cults, predominantly metaphysics. He incorporated these teachings with his Christian beliefs in an attempt to satisfy the desires for, as he termed it, a new type of Christianity which people had been longing for. Hagin adopted many of these ideas, adding his own theological views gained from his days in classical Pentecostalism and healing revivalism. The five central doctrines of the Faith movement: Revelation Knowledge, Identification, Faith, Healing and Prosperity, however, were all taken from Kenyon's writings, a man who often drank from the well of the Metaphysical cults, particularly, New Thought and Christian Science. [1]

The Word of Faith movement as a whole has no formal organization or authoritarian hierarchy; though the movement does have a number of high-profile self appointed teachers who have heavily influence the theology that exists within it.

A number of things taught within this movement are far outside of historical Christianity. There are flavors of new age, extra Biblical revelation, some of the things taught are blasphemous and are in direct contradiction to scripture.

What makes this movement particular dangerous to the church is that it operates under the umbrella of Christianity and is a growing world wide movement.

Below are audio examples of the anti-Biblical doctrines which are being taught out of this movement by some of its ICONIC teachers and subsequently propagated by new leaders and followers.

It's interesting to note that those who claim to be under "the anointing" from God attack the work and person of Christ with vigor, produce a plethora of false doctrines, have a myopic focus on material gain and comfort and will even go as far to pronounce curses and threaten those who expose them. 

These false teachers and their followers are a hand in glove fit of those who are describe in 2 Pet 2:1-2 and the book of Jude.

2 Pet 1-2
1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned

The heretical statements continually produced within this movement not only reflect heresy, they also reflect doctrine of demons manifesting an antichrist spirit. The tentacles of this movement is world wide with most of its impact being felt in America, Africa, and England. Despite the movements blatant anti-biblical teachings, it continues to add numbers to it ranks.

Are you ready to be obedient to God as instructed in?

Jude 22-23 where it says:
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh

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[1]http://www.cerm.info/bible_studies/Apologetics/WordofFaith.htm