Tag: Word-Faith Movement

Word of Faith Movement

The Word of Faith Movement (also known as Word-Faith or simply Faith Movement) is a popular, diverse subculture within the Christian Church. It is primarily known for its emphasis on the pursuit of health and especially wealth (the so-called "Prosperity Gospel"). The movement's teachers claim that both can be obtained through "positive confession" and/or "acts of faith" -- more often than not donating money to those teachers, or by throwing away medicines.

Prosperity Gospel: Christianity’s ‘cargo cult’

Oral Roberts taught that money and material things donated to his organization were the seeds of prosperity and material blessings from God, and that God promises to multiply in miraculous ways whatever is given--and give many times more back to the donor. It was a simple, quasi-spiritual get-rich-quick scheme that appealed mainly to poor, disadvantaged, and desperate people, John MacArthur explains.