And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:12-13)

The Sheep Need To Be Protected From Preachers Pretending To Be Sent By God

There are those who would ask: “Do you have to be so blunt and use words like that?” My answer is: “Well, it’s about time somebody spoke this way about these jokers.” Victor T. Stephens is a former member of notorious Word Faith prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar:

Mr. Stephens is not a “religious” man, but rather a truth seeking spiritual Christian who has accepted salvation solely by faith in Christ. Embarrassingly, he use to be a member of World Changers Church International. After four years, the Lord opened his eyes to His truth and he withdrew from the charismatic, but aberrant teachings of Creflo Dollar.
(Online source)

While I may not necessarily agree with all of his conclusions in “The Word-Faith Movement: Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing” Mr. Stephens has done an interesting series on something he knows quite a bit about from first-hand experience. Page five deals with the false teaching of “positive confession” by Word Faith phonies particularly as it pertains to their bogus claim that if a human being has enough faith it causes God to heal them.

Within Stephens happens to quote Word Faith mogul and Oneness Pentecostal heretic T.D. Jakes on divine healing:

Word-Faith leaders attempt to sanction divine physical healing for all Christians who possess adequate faith. If a believer is feeling sick, then he should deny his symptoms and speak positive words of faith. Word-Faith leaders suggest that if a Christian has an incurable disease or is permanently handicapped, then he lacks faith and is living outside God’s will. T.D. Jakes alleges:

It’s what you say to yourself that gets you healed. If you say that you won’t be healed, you won’t be healed. If you say that you are broke, you will stay broke. Oh! But I came to serve notice on the Devil. The Bible says, ‘The power of life and death is in the tongue.’ Slap somebody and say, ‘You better speak to yourself.’ “ (T.D. Jakes, “Seize The Moment”, Woman Thou Art Loosed, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia)
(Online source, emphasis mine)

Now why is the highlighted above important here? Well, I’m glad you asked. Looks like Jakes needs to speak to himself because it turns out T.D Jakes just canceled an upcoming trip because he is a hypocrite who apparently doesn’t have the faith to back up his own stupid slandering of a celestial being (look it up) in that passage cited by Stevens:

American televangelist TD Jakes called off a planned trip to Zambia where he was to officiate at a Freedom Summit, meeting presidential hopefuls ahead of this month’s presidential election… He explained his cancellation, citing a mysterious disease reported last week to have killed some people. Summit organizers were unable to reassure Bishop Jakes there was no chance of catching the viral hemorrhagic fever believed to be rodent-borne. Two out of three victims of the disease, who died in Johannesburg, had come from Zambia. (Online source, emphasis mine)

When will people wake up and realize what these talk loud when in their own crowd Word Faith wolve$ are really after. Apprising Ministries already contrasted Jakes with some genuine preachers in the history of the Christian Church in T.D. Jakes Is A Spiritual Coward. For example:

Dr. Martin Luther the key figure in the Protestant Reformation that T.D. Jakes might just have enough intestinal fortitude to admit to believing in. Well as long as there wasn’t any Roman Catholic money around…oops, make that weren’t any Roman Catholic people around. T.D. Jakes and Martin Luther are brought before Emperor Charles V with the great Roman Catholic theologian Johann Maier von Eck armed with a papal bull acting as his spokesman who demand that they recant their teachings.

Luther asks for time to think it over. But T.D. Jakes mumbles:

“I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church and became a bit disenchanted and so I worked some with Luther… Both of these chapters of my early spiritual journey contributed volumes to my faith and walk with God, helping to hone my character. I was shaped by and appreciate both the Roman Catholic Church and the spirit of the Reformation, but am controlled by neither.”

And concerning Jales’ tacit denial of the Holy Trinity in T.D. Jakes Be A Man And Answer The Question I bring to your attention that back on January 6, 2007 as a pastor I even wrote T.D. Jakes myself for his view of this cardinal i.e. non-negotiable doctrine proclaimed by the actual Church of Jesus Christ. I’ve yet to receive a response and because it would require the gellatinous Jakes to make a clear-cut stand, potenially causing a loss of some of his money, oops—follower$, I’m not holding my breath. ;-)

HT: Slice of Laodicea

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