Word of Faith Movement


Alt. Names:  Blab it and grab it, Name it & Claim it

Recognised Leaders:
Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Brian Houston, Phil Pringle, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, TD Jakes, Paula White

Key scripture:
Genesis 1-2, Proverbs 23:7, Proverbs 18:21, James 3:7

Description: This particular cult teaches Christians can speak life, blessing, success or prosperity into their circumstances. These hybrid teachings emerged largely out of New Age mysticism,  metaphysical sciences and the occult between 1890 to the year 2000. It’s gospel espouses the idea that just like we speak and confess that Jesus is Lord of our life, so too, through the power of the “Holy Spirit” in union with our own, we can speak things into existence. The concept is pushed further to make people believe that they are to “speak” faith, “decree”, “declare” or “prophetically utter” what is often called “rhema” into circumstances to see form of deliverance, redemption or salvation.

This teaching gets complicated and fairly metaphysical. It often can cross over into New Apostolic Reformation, Health & Wealth, Cult of Personality and Purpose Driven cults to suit a leaders agenda. For instance, since it is often taught one must have positive thoughts, ;positive feelings and positive words to release one’s miracle, it’s not surprising that other cults take this and use it to manipulate people.

Many famous heretics in the WOF between the 1980s to 1990s concluded that because we can speak things into existence like God, that we are little gods and we need to acknowledge our ‘I AM-ness’. Judaeism and Christianity are monotheistic religions, that is they have only ever confessed to believe in one God, not many. Because of the bad exposure of this “Little Gods” doctrine they espoused, this teaching has remained dormant for many years.

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