Apprising Ministries continues warning of syncretism slithering within evangelicalism; for example, Word Faith into the Seeker Driven camp as evidenced by Steven Furtick As Televangelist At Lakewood Church Of Joel Osteen.
In Emerging Ecumenical Evangelephants And The Word Faith Movement I told you about the mainstreaming of Word Faith mogual T.D. Jakes in Elephant Room 2 and of the second appearance of prophet-leader Steven Furtick,
ER 2 was co-hosted by James MacDonald and New Calvinist Mark Driscoll, founder of Acts 29 Network with its horn the Resurgence. Today we see the following tweet from the Resurgence quoting a notorious WF preacher:
In closing this, for now, let me tell you that Joseph Prince is:
A founding member of New Creation Church, Joseph initially served as an elder and associate pastor. However, his unanimous appointment as senior pastor in 1990 marked a turning point in the history of the church, which started experiencing phenomenal growth.
Under Joseph’s leadership, the church congregation has grown by more than a hundredfold—from about 150 to more than 24,000. (source)
Bottom line is: “Pastor” Joseph Prince is an up-and-coming WF heretic who’s already a staple at TBN, itself a WF haven of heretics. Now here’s a little more about Kenneth Hagin (1917-2003).
Hagin is widely acknowledged as the father of the Word Faith movement. For those not familiar with the man known within WF simply as “Dad Hagin,” he was a:
Teacher, prolific author, and advocate of the “Word of Faith” (Positive Confession) message… Hagin began as an itinerant ministry as a Bible teacher and evangelist in 1949.
During the following 14 years he [allegedly] had a series of eight visions of Jesus Christ, who in the third vision granted him the gift of discerning of spirits,…1
In his book A Different Gospel D.R. McConnell, who “did graduate work at Oral Roberts University in theological and historical studies,” also correctly points out that:
Although there is little doubt that E.W. Kenyon is its founding father, the contemporary [Word] Faith movement is virtually incomprehensible without explicating the role played in it by Kenneth Hagin.
Kenyon may have authored the teachings on which the [Word] Faith movement is based. But Hagin is the man who fashioned these teachings into the fastest growing movement in charismatic Christendom.
All of the major ministers of the [Word] Faith movement admit Hagin’s tutelage. He is universally recognized in the movement as both a teacher and a prophet.2
Following you’re about to see a clip of Kenneth Hagin, from his classic message You Can have What You Say, teaching Word Faith positive confession:
With all of this in mind then, there is no doubt as to where Joseph Prince stands as you watch him advancing Word Faith mythology below while praising the heretical Kenneth Hagin and exegeting his life:
- EMERGING ECUMENICAL EVANGELEPHANTS AND THE WORD FAITH MOVEMENT
- DR. JAMES WHITE TWITTER MINI-COMMENTARY ON T.D. JAKES IN ELEPHANT ROOM 2
- JUSTIN PETERS ON DANGEROUS DOCTRINES OF THE WORD FAITH MOVEMENT
- Stanley M. Burgess, Eduard M. van der Maas, Editors, Ed van der Maas, Author, The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002] ,687 ↩
- Dan R. McConnell, A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith Movement [Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995], 55 ↩