Joyce Meyer is a major proponent of 'positive confession.' This is the unbiblical notion that Christians can create things - and even control their own future - by 'confessing' or 'prophesying' it.
"Words are containers for power," she writes in The Name, The Word, The Blood.
The basic premise of 'positive confession' as taught in the Word-Faith movement is:
- God created things by speaking them into existence.
- We are created in God's image.
- Therefore we, too, can create things (or situations) by speaking them into existence.
Those who teach this doctrine claim that words are a creative force, with the power of influencing both the physical and the spiritual world. Hence believers spend much time
- binding Satan, demons and other spiritual entities.
- claiming health.
- claiming wealth.
For more about positive confession, see this entry.
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