ANY Of You Noticing WoF/prosperity/Wealth Creeping Into Your Church?

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  1. JesusFan

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    NOT saying if you are having charasma coming in, but are you seeing/hearing about Wof/Prosperity/health Gospel coming into Baptist circles now?
     
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    Nope...nothing creeping in my church.
     
  4. beameup

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    Nothing surprises me now. I observe the "signs of the times".
    Remember the "Doomsday Clock" that predicted nuclear destruction?
    Well, the "Rapture Clock" is a few seconds from zero hour.... tic, tic, tic, tic. :wavey:


    But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end:
    many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
    - Daniel 12:4
     
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    Nope....I thank God above that it hasn't. If it ever does(which I truly don't think it will), it will be time for me to go some place else.
     
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    No thank goodness. Like convicted1 says I would be looking for a new church if pro WoF false teachings started to be preached.
     
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    There was a couple that came to our church from a WoF church a couple of years ago. They stayed for about a year, and while they were there they kept talking about tongues, the gift of healing (by man, not God), and prosperity/wealth. Nobody corrected them because the pastor felt like if they got offended and left that they would never hear solid bible doctrine.

    They said several times that they didn't understand why we weren't charamatic, and after about a year they quit coming. I believe they heard solid teaching for a year and hope they retain some of it

    But to answer your question, no, they did not infect our church with their beliefs.

    John

    PS My father-in-law actually quit the Baptist church and went to Rhema University and became a charasmatic simply because he wanted to be a preacher and the Baptist church wouldn't ordain him because his wife has been divorced. He graduated from Rhema about 20 years ago now, and is still not a pastor. He has the education and the ordination, but no church has called him for 20 years. He has tried many times to plant a church, but it always fizzles out.
     
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    It is in every church to some degree, most just do not see it.
     
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    WoF or Hyper-Calvinism. It's like choosing between strychnine and arsenic. If left unchecked, either will kill a church!
     
  10. mandym

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    No its not
     
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    Yes it is. In fact it is taught from the pulpits of most conservative churches by the tithing teachings when they teach that when we give God gives back, That is exactly what prosperity churches teach although some just add to it. Also I have heard people, even preacher teach that if we do not give God the tithe he will get it some other way. That too is a prosperity teaching. Don’t give God takes.
     
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    You don't have a clue what is taught in "most churches". Your claim is just false and uninformed.
     
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    If it is taught in the church I serve, it is a well-kept secret.
     
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    I haven't heard of anyone believing in this prosperity non-sense. I can't help but think those who go for this type of thing love money more than God.
    MB
     
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    I must whole-heartedly agree with you here.

    I find it interesting that he has this (via self-proclamation) nearly omniscient understanding of "most churches" and typically its premise is based on a derogatory assumption towards others in them.
     
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    He is very negative about most things.
     
  17. JesusFan

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    isn't though most of that heretical teaching caused by theology that exaults man up, that jesus was man like us, just knew how to use the "god force" better...

    seems that we see a variation of this, when we see that people honestly believe that God waits on us to do things, when they say he is "bound/stuck" waiting upon the Church to start moving forward!
     

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