Fact a Day: February 23rd - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Fact a Day: February 23rd

The Facts on The Faith Movement (Harvest House, 1993) p. 20

Why do the Faith teachers misinterpret Scripture?

The Faith teachers misinterpret Scripture because they view the Bible in light of an overall philosophy of “Faith” and spirituality that is not biblical. Thus, when the Bible is removed from its historical context and read through the philosophy of a foreign world view, its meaning is naturally distorted. Just as it is difficult to read a book with prescription glasses when your vision is already 20/20, it is equally difficult to see the Bible clearly when it is read through the philosophy of the Faith teachers.

Some 30 to 40 key verses form the alleged scriptural foundation of the Faith teaching (e.g., Genesis 1; 26:12-14; Joshua 1:8; Job 3:25; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 12:37; Mark 5:28; 10:30; 11:23; Luke 6:38; John 6:63; 10:10; 14:3-4,12; Romans 4:17; 10:10; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 4:13; Hebrews 1:14-2:3; 4:14; 11:1; 3 John 2). But anyone who conducts his own personal study on these verses will prove to himself that they are always misinterpreted by the Faith teachers. Nevertheless, this explains why Christians can read their Bible and “see” the Faith philosophy. It is only because these verses have already been misinterpreted for them by the Faith teachers.

*For full documentation, please see The Facts on The Faith Movement.

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