Posts Tagged ‘Word of Faith’

Are We Little Gods?

May 25, 2009

Are we little gods?

The blab it and grab it word of faith preachers keep telling us that we are little gods.  Let us look at the scriptures they use to justify their position.

John 10:34-36:

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken—what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?

Pslams 82:6

I said, “You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.

Yes men are called as gods.  Even Satan is called as the god of this age.  Even the God said that He executed judgment against the gods of Egyptians.

For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments — I am the Lord. (Exodus 12:12)

The Lord had also executed judgments on their gods. (Numbers 33:4)

Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people (Jethro’s testimony). (Exodus 18:11)

According to the above mentioned verses we can also call heathen idols as gods?  What is wrong in calling pagan deities as gods as the scriptures cannot be broken here as well?

DESCRIPTION DOES NOT EQUAL TO PRESCRIPTION

Even if we assume that we could call ourselves as gods why can’t we call satan as god (2 Cor 4:4).  That is also stated in the Bible and the scripture cannot be broken.  We can also call pagan deities as gods as they are also mentioned as gods in the Bible and again scriptures cannot be broken.

We are also called as sons of God but there is a world of a difference between the ONLY begotten Son of God and us.

What is the motive behind the word of faith preachers telling us that we human beings are gods?   Their point is, we human beings are little gods and therefore we have the same kind of creative power like the Almighty God.  Our tongue is a creative force and we can speak things into existence by uttering positive confessions.  That is where they are taking this little god teaching to.

Well, these word of faith preachers are little gods with BIG mouths, probably bigger than Almighty God’s mouth – LOL

Also Almighty God rested on the seventh day after unleashing His creating power for 6 days, however our blab it and grab it preachers confess with their mouth unceasingly without rest.  As we all know many things they blab with their mouths do not come to pass.  Kenneth Hagin blabbed with his mouth that he would live for 135 years but he could not grab it.

So the word of faith movement needs to answer the following questions:

1.  What is the use of calling ourselves as little gods?

2.  Are we going to miss some of God’s blessings if we don’t consider as little gods.

3.  Can Christian women call themselves as little goddesses or is the little god title applies only to Christian men?  Both Psalms 82 and John 10:34-36 are addressed to men!!!

4.  Scriptures cannot be broken if we can be called as gods.  So scriptures cannot be broken if we call Satan as god – right?

5.  If is not wrong to call ourselves as gods because the scriptures cannot be broken then why can’t we call pagan deities as gods?

6.  Is it a command for New Testament Christians to call or consider ourselves as gods?

7.  Why did Apostle Paul never exhort Christians to call themselves as gods?

The word of faith preachers also quote Athanasius, Early Church Fathers and Charles Spurgeon for endorsing calling Christians as gods.  Well, all of these claims are true but none of them exhorted Christians to utter positive confessions with their mouth to exercise their creative power as the word of faith preachers do.

Again DESCRIPTION DOES NOT EQUAL TO PRESCRIPTION

Athanasius and Church Fathers on the little god subject:

http://www.angelfire.com/md/mdmorrison/hist/DIVINIZ.html

Charles Spurgeon on the little god subject:

http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps082.htm

ANOTHER Jesus!

March 12, 2009

Apostle Paul writes about ANOTHER Jesus in 2nd Corinthians 11:4

For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

ANOTHER Jesus?  Who is He?

Let us take a look at the Jesus who is preached by the Prosperity preachers!

The Jesus who was very rich when He was in the earth because He had to have a treasurer, supported Himself, 12 disciple and 70 others.  The Jesus who got huge donations from rich women.  He even wore linen clothes which is the mark of being rich in those days.

The Jesus who had rich disciples:  John the beloved disciple supplied sea food to the Chief Priest’s house, Matthew who had a lot of money because he was a tax collector.

The Jesus who owned a big house which was big enough to have company stay the night in.

The Jesus who had connections with influential people like Nicodemus and the rich Joseph of Arimathea.

The Jesus who rebuked sick people for lacking in faith.

The Jesus who justifies sinners and gives them eternal life once they believe in Him but still keeps them “unsaved” until they go through the Romans road.

The Jesus who never asked to pray to God to cast out demons.

The Jesus who always cast out demons with the very first command of His mouth.

The Jesus who did an unfinished work at the cross.

The Jesus who went to hell and tormented by demons.

The Jesus who is NOT the ONLY begotten Son of God because we are sons of God too.

The Jesus who made human beings little “gods”.

The Jesus who got dismembered from the Divine Trinity by His Spiritual death.

The Jesus who asked the rich young man to sell all his possessions and to sow it as a seed offering into his ministry.

The Jesus who discouraged peristent prayers and asked to pray only once because that would reflect the lack of faith.

Hmmm…. This is the Jesus who is preached by our modern day  prosperity preachers.

Is this the Jesus that you and I know?

Is this the Jesus who was known by early Christians, Church fathers, Martin Luther, John Huss, William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Watchman Nee and countless other Christians who were jailed, tortured and killed?

NO this Jesus is that ANOTHER Jesus mentioned in 2nd Corinthians 11:4

ANOTHER Jesus, different Gospel and a different spirit – BEWARE Christians

References:

Paula White discusses about Jesus with a friend!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S0zkZ31JSI

Was Jesus Rich?
http://www.letusreason.org/Wf15.htm

Why Confess Christ? – The Use and Abuse of Romans 10:9-10
John F. Hart, Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute

http://www.faithalone.org/journal/1999ii/J23-99b.htm

Atonement Where? – by Moreno Dal Bello
© 2003 Tricia Tillin of Banner Ministries.

http://www.intotruth.org/wof/moreno1.html

The Believer’s Authority
Kenneth E. Hagin