Having been recently asked about what I may have written on the subject of the Word-Faith movement, I replied largely by giving what I consider the best resources for understanding and responding to the movement. I have reproduced that reply in this article.
When Christians misuse the term "need" it often results in spiritual harm.
The flesh has not changed over the centuries and many of God's people still prefer mastery of techniques and manipulation of powers to simple trust in the living God.
Judson Cornwall's Unfeigned Faith was a gem that flew under the radar when it was published in 1981.
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.
Prosperity Teaching -- also known as positive confession, health and wealth, or the name it and claim it doctrine -- in essence is a faith-based scam.