You’ve likely heard me talk quite a bit lately here at Apprising Ministries about the insipid cult of the Word Faith movement slithering deeper into the mainstream of the church visible.
As we moved into this new year the phenomenon I’m discussing received a huge boost from Elephant Room 2 courtesy of former Gospel Coalition members James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll.
There at ER2 Word Faith mogul and prosperity preacher T.D. Jakes was given a pass into contemporary evangelicalism and allowed to essentially say, “I’m a trinitarian-modalist.”
A couple of weeks later MacDonald appeared on the February 6, 2012 edition of Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio and implied that Jakes is moving away from the Word Faith prosperity gospel as well:
Notice first that James MacDonald said T.D. Jakes would not accept the WF prosperity preacher label. From over 25 years of studying that movement I can tell you that I’ve never yet seen one of them who would accept it.
Then secondly, MacDonald is right when he says that if Jakes wants to be accepted as evangelical and not WF then “his ministry will have to bear that out.” However, since ER2 it most certainly hasn’t been the case.
For example, I showed you the clip below in my June 12 piece WF Pastrix Paula White: As Paul Is To Timothy, So T.D. Jakes Is To Me. By the way, she just made that statement at Jakes’ 35th ministry anniversary soirée.
This video actually aired just a couple of weeks ago on Jakes’ May 29th The Potter’s Touch. You’ ll see he’s selling the classic Word Faith spiritual lottery tickets where people hope to win their “breakthrough,” i.e. miracle:
Unfortunately, not much has been written about the cult of the Word Faith movement since the mid 90′s or so because people really haven’t thought it would make the inroads into the church visible that it has.
So, I’m pleased to point you to now to the following video below from Justin Peters of Justin Peters Ministries. Peters does an excellent, and quite thorough, job in giving you an overview of WF’s key doctrines.
This clip is Session 1 of his “three session seminar which he has developed entitled A Call for Discernment.”1 Following is an outline of what Justin Peters covers in this first session:
- ELEPHANT ROOM 2′S T.D. JAKES’ SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER PAULA WHITE IN THE NEWS
- SOUTHERN BAPTIST ED YOUNG, JR. ADVANCING WICKED WORKS OF WORD FAITH “PASTORS”
- LOUIE GIGLIO TO JOIN WORD FAITH LINEUP AT 2012 HILLSONG CONFERENCE