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Pulling punches

After seven years of research and discussion the EA Theological Commission has produced an in-depth report into the biblical legitimacy of the 'Word of Faith' movement: those who preach the so-called 'health and wealth gospel,' in which the degree of 'faith' exercised is directly proportional to the physical and material 'blessings' received. 'Faith' is seen as a commodity, the sole purpose of which is worldly 'prosperity'. Often it is purchased by donations to a particular ministry.

Stephen Doggett

A Report on 'Word of Faith' and 'Positive Confession' Theologies by The Evangelical Alliance (UK) Commission on Unity and Truth Among Evangelicals
Edited by Andrew Perriman. Paternoster Press. 241 pages. £8.99
ISBN 1 84227 188 1