Posted by: rickyd09 | June 23, 2009

Doctrine Does Matter


Many will ask  today why does doctrine and theology matter, isn’t it enough just to believe in Jesus. The answer to that question is a resounding no. Doctrine does matter and so does theology. The problem within the Charismatic and Word of Faith circles and even some churches is that any and all doctrine and theology is acceptable. I have heard many times how its unity in the Spirit which matters most. What matters is that this false unity  becomes the vehicle where most of the error is promulgated and distributed through false teachers of today such as Hagin, Copeland, Dollar etc. The Apostle Paul speaks plainly about this issue in his letter to Timothy. II Timothy 4 vs 3  & 4″ For the time will come when they will not endure sound Doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth and shall be turned unto fables”.

Take for instance Word of Faith doctrine of Divine Health and healing of the believer. Health and healing according Hagin/ Copeland depend on the faith of the believer  and is always guaranteed 100% as long as the believer has the right amount of faith. It sounds good but does it work, absolutely not. And the reason it does not work 100% of the time is because the God of all creation is Sovereign. God still does and will heal, but not because we are some great faith supermen but because He is God and can do whatever He wants.

What Hagin/ Copeland are talking about is having faith in faith and not faith in the Lord Jesus  to accept His will for our lives. The true blessing in life comes going through difficulties with God as our Pilot, not by confessing that I have Divine health and no sickness will attack me. They elevate and deify man and demote God to some kind of an errand boy doing their bidding. This doctrine is truly blasphemous and heretical and leading many  into  deception.

I remember one time my friend had gall bladder problem, who is a Word of Faith believer, who would not see a doctor or even mention it at all that he was sick because he didn’t want to speak an illness into being. This another area where the Word of Faith doctrine is so far off from true Bible Christianity. For they quote one  verse from the Book of Proverbs 18 vs 21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they who love it shall eat the fruit thereof”;. Then they take the verse out of context twisting the scripture to create a doctrine. Suffice it to say a few months later he had his gall bladder removed because he couldn’t stand the pain. So much for positive confession, thats why doctrine and theology do matter because lives are in the balance.



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