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May 1, 2015

Success, Sorcery and Prosperity Gospel Dangers

A closer look at Quantum Faith, Positivism, Mind Power, Law of Success, Positive Confession, Creative Force, and Money Preachers

What is a successful Christian ministry? Does it include false teaching, making merchandise of people, and invoking occult powers in the name of "Jesus"? Are Christians really called to "create your own reality" and "name it and claim it" and "write your own ticket with God"?

This instructive biblical seminar explains the dangers of Old/New Age occult practices masquerading as the Word of Faith movement, otherwise known as the Prosperity Gospel. It also soberly clarifies God’s condemnation upon all occult practices, including those that are hijacked from the world of the occult and “Christianized.”

Subjects covered or mentioned: Self-godhood, speaking “the Word of Faith”, sorcery, Shamanism, Medicine Men, “The Force” of your faith, positive confession, pre-cognition/psychic foretelling, visualization, manipulation of reality, positive and possibility thinking, positive mental attitude (PMA), spirit guides, Universal Mind, Mind Science, Religious Science, Creative Science, Silva Mind Control, Earl Nightingale, Edgar Cayce, Jeanne Dixon, Andrija Puharich, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, Emmet Fox, Master Subramuniya, Paul (David) Yonggi Cho, Charles Capps, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Jan and Paul Crouch (TBN), Essick W. Kenyon, Kenneth Hagin, Fred K.C. Price, John Avanzinni, Robert Tilton, Marilyn Hickey, Jerry Savelle, Morris Cerullo, Michael Harner, Jim Morrison (“The Electric Shaman” of The Doors), William Branham, Kim Clement, Roman Catholicism.

Books mentioned: Healing With Mind Power, The Law of Success, Think and Grow Rich, Magic Power of Your Mind, Formulas for Health, Happiness and Success, Total Mind Power, Creative Visualization, The Serpent Power - The Secrets of Tantric and Shakti Yoga, The Science of Self-Realization, The Search for Psychic Power, The Promise of World Peace - Bahai Religion, Master Key To Riches, Success Motivation Through the Word, Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking, Power Through Constructive Thinking, The Self God: A Western Mystic’s insight into Self-Realization, Self-Esteem - The New Reformation, Self-Love, The Gospel of Success, The Way of the Shaman, Voodoo.

* Includes an audio clip from Dave Hunt's film, A Woman Rides the Beast - The Roman Catholic Church and the Last days.

Scriptures: Gen. 3:1-5; Col. 2:8-9;  Acts 17:11; Ex. 20:1-6 ; Lev. 19:26-31; 20:22-27; Jer. 2:4-13; Luke 12:55; Zech. 12:2-3;  Matt. 24:4-5, 24; 1 Thes. 5:21; Rev. 13; Jude 1:3-4.

(Recorded: 09-27-1999)

Chris Lawson
Jude 3