Positive Confession, Word of Faith, Prosperity Gospel. All of these names have been connected to a gospel that gives humans the power and control over a genie-type god we can manipulate if only we _______. Ten months ago, we reported that popular North Carolina pastor Steven Furtick was dipping a toe into the Signs and Wonders movement overseas in his “Presence” conference that promised a firestorm anointing in Australia. The event promised (but didn't actually deliver) a "golden fire of anointing, vision and miracles."
So what of the Word of Faith movement, and how exactly is pastor Furtick growing as a leader of the Word of Faith movement? Already, the Sun Stand Still author (and soon-to-be-released book, Greater), is encouraging people to engage in confessional rituals like the ones Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen and the Copelands use, teaching that speaking the word of God "activates" faith and then enables God to act in your life. (Scripture nowhere teaches this.) A Little Leaven has a little fun with this video, as Furtick's man in the mirror confessions sound eerily like a Saturday Night Live character.
- Steven Furtick Takes the Code Orange Revival Underground (donotbesurprised.com)
- Debunking Greater by Steven Furtick - Burn the Plows (slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com)
- 12-12-12, Parsley and a Prayer Cloth (donotbesurprised.com)
- Transform Student Ministries of Kay Arthur's Precept Ministries Turns to Steven Furtick for Inspiration (christianresearchnetwork.org)
- Do You Follow a Celebrity Pastor? (defendingcontending.com)
- Steven Furtick's Elevation Church Planning $20 Million Facility to House Administrative Staff (christianresearchnetwork.org)
- Rick Warren Preached No Gospel at Ted Talks (wayoflife.org)