Here is the next post in this series exposing the false doctrines of a Word-Faith teacher who stopped by a local church just long enough to drop a full load of heresy on its unsuspecting congregants. I’m astounded that it’s been necessary for me to write five long articles debunking a handful of Prosperity Pete’s teachings from one single sermon – and I’m only dealing with a few selected quotes. If I determined to critique the entirety of the message my response would be novel-length. This is ludicrous! The doctrines I’ve defended should all be obvious to the discerning reader of God’s word. This is common sense, foundational level stuff, folks! But somebody has to do it. These teachers have ministries because they have followers, else they would have long since abandoned the occupation. So onward I press.
Quote: “Unbelief is more powerful than God in you.”
What truth? I don’t see any truth here, just one great damnable lie.
Man’s disposition of failing to trust upon the Lord who created him somehow overrides God’s ability to govern him. When put like this it sounds even more ludicrous. This idea stems from a typical Word-Faith teaching on the essence of faith itself. They have hijacked the term and completely redefined it. Faith isn’t an unshakable trust and tenacious clinging to God and all his promises. No, faith is a force, an internal power inherent in all humanity that can make things that are not as though they are. In other words, faith has creative power when spoken, just as creation came into existence when God spoke. Continue reading