So very true Let s go back to the scripturesIt s for Scripture AloneThe reformation "Must ContinueThe Standard Of Truth "continueThe standard of truth Very good truthful concise and academic book deception in the Church concentrating on the lunacy of the NARBehelHillsong brands Please consider reading if your Church has any links to Bethel in any form To mix metaphors this book is a bit of a curates egg and throws the baby #out with the bath water From its discernment of the heinous heresies and posturing of Johnson and Hinn with which I #with the bath water From its discernment of the heinous heresies and posturing of Johnson and Hinn with which I wholeheartedly agree it then goes on to a totally cessationist dogma As someone nurtured from an early age as a cessationist I can affirm that I was healed of a chronic crippling skeletal disease at a time when it was ordained that I believed in the healing power of the blood of Jesus Since then I have followed the instructions in James 5 and received healing as promisedThe authors also ignored Acts 19 1 4 when discussing the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the appendices The gifts of the Spirit have not ceased but there is biblical guidance on the efficacy of these gifts Rather than try to be discerning about the nature and use of the gifts the authors have condemned them outright My husband and I left the Pentecostalcharismatic church just six months ago after 25 years in the movement We have been reading and researching for years trying to make sense of what was preached and practiced We are now out of confusion and oppression and making good progressThis book is excellent It really exposes how spiritually corrupt the movement is I was particularly grateful to the authors for referencing Roberts Liardon s book God s Generals and exposing this terrible book I grew up with that book and I saw it have an influe. The global movement of mystical miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick poor and emotionally fragile Behind a veil of glamour many self proclaimed pastors mask their spiritual abuse with claims of special power from ,
Ove for the gospel As a former Charismatic
the word faith movement was very much part Word Faith movement was very much part parcel of the church I attended and is full of deceptive errors Therefore this book is much needed the end of my time as a Charismatic was going to hear Benny Hinn and watch him at work I was gobsmacked at his Scripture twisting and was left feeling very much alone Costi Hinn Benny s Nephew and Anthony Wood both were part of the Word Faith movement this book plots the history and shows how via Bethany House it has gone mainstream Both show compassion to those who are in this movement and are seeking to reach out with both truth and love I like that in the appendix there are a few testimonies #of others who came out of this deceptive movement People with #others who came out of this deceptive movement People with I have a common story family I ve given it 4 stars as it could have done with a bit proof reading I d also like to see in an expanded version an interaction with Joyce Meyer who in the UK at least is even mainstream than Bethany House May God Bless this book and use it to draw people away "From The Word Of Faith "the Word of Faith movement to Himself As one who has recently come out of a Pentecostal background most people including myself were confused about where certain theologies and practices came from within the PentecostalCharismatic movement generally This is a must read for anyone inside or outside of those circles as it will help to understand what is going on theologically and practically in many churches worldwide whilst it addresses Bethel much of the information applies to PentecostalNARWOF practices that aren t necessarily associated with Bethel Anthony and Costi s love for those within the movement is clearly shown and practices are rightly called out in love A must read I can t recommend it. O have turned Jesus into a commodity It is also a call to all Christians of good faith to help those trapped by these corrupt leaders rediscover the biblical Gospel of Christ Every Christian is called to earnestly contend for the faith Jude 3 even when its controversialDefining Deception will euip Christians to do just th. ,
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he use to visit through Trevor Yaxley MinistriesI do feel it is too brief in parts though and theuse to visit through Trevor Yaxley MinistriesI do feel it is too brief in parts though and the would have a hard time turning a long term Penti around based on those short bios of the generals I even found I had to go and further research about Smith Wigglesworth to break down the "thought processes in my head that he was a great general of faithHopefully a distributor will be found in Australia "processes in my head that he was a great general of faithHopefully a distributor will be found in Australia the book will be sold on book depository and then I will buy hard copies to give my friendsThank you to the pastors who have written this book My prayers are with you A good book Looking at a different perspective of the word of faith movement Very focused on what Hinn and Wood believe and the biblical teaching there giveI disagree with some of the points but think it is a very brave of them to write and teach what there believe Careful biblical handling of what is a sensitive topic for some The authors use Bill Johnson of Bethel Church Redding California as an example to illustrate how deception works Next to the authors faithfulness to the biblical text the best bit for me was reading testimonies of people who have been set free from the false teaching of Word of Faith Prosperity preachers see Appendix 1 Very sound teaching on the deception that has crept in to the ChurchMust read for all discerning Christian believers Whatever your perceptions are of the holy spirits work in the believer today not many other books will give you such a balanced informative biblical truthful and loving message that is greatly needed in the church today where discernment is sadly so often overlooked in replace of tolerance Thank you for your passion to preach Christ as Lord and fear God than man out of He Holy Spirit Defining Deception pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth behind this lucrative industry Written with a uniue blend of theology history and personal experience Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood have lovingly yet sternly exposed the mystical miracle fraud in the hope that Christians will unite against those wh.