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Positive Confession

Joyce Meyer is a major proponent of 'positive confession.' This is the unbiblical notion that Christians can create things - and even control their own future - by 'confessing' or 'prophesying' it.

"Words are containers for power," she writes in The Name, The Word, The Blood.

The basic premise of 'positive confession' as taught in the Word-Faith movement is:

  • God created things by speaking them into existence.
  • We are created in God's image.
  • Therefore we, too, can create things (or situations) by speaking them into existence.

Those who teach this doctrine claim that words are a creative force, with the power of influencing both the physical and the spiritual world. Hence believers spend much time

  • binding Satan, demons and other spiritual entities.
  • claiming health.
  • claiming wealth.

For more about positive confession, see this entry.

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• Subject: Joyce Meyer
• First posted: Jan. 28, 1998
• Last Updated: Jan. 20, 2005
• Editors: Anton and Janet Hein
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