I sleep with the radio on. It’s a habit I developed as a small child and have been unable to completely break free of in my adult years. I keep the radio tuned to Bible Broadcasting Network, and as I was waking up this morning, I heard a minister teaching against the Prosperity Gospel, among other heresies. I wanted to sleep in this morning, but when I heard this minister, I was wide awake. Taking his passage from Revelation 5, the main point of his sermon is worship in Heaven, but it leads into the error of the Word of Faith doctrine, as well as the new age theology of those such as Oprah Winfrey and Marianne Williamson, among others. Thankfully, because I have the day off from work (MLK’s birthday), I was able to lay there and listen.
He made a couple of very good points. He likens the “positive confession” of the Word of Faith movement to the principles taught by such new age pundits as Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, and Rhonda Burns. He touches upon the theology of Copeland and Meyer that says we are little gods, and their “name it and claim it” doctrine, and links it to the universal “law of attraction.” That got my attention and brushed the cobwebs out of my eyes.
What I really liked about this preacher was that he not only focused on their erroneous doctrine, but he named names. Many preachers are willing to teach against aberrant theology, but refuse to peg the ones doing the false teaching. Davey is not afraid to warn his flock (and his radio audience) of the poison being circulated in the church. In this sermon, Marianne Willamson, Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Burns, Joyce Meyers, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are shown no mercy.
Now, I don’t know much about Dr. Stephen Davey, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of him; but I like what I heard. It’s refreshing to hear error exposed. His broadcast comes on at such a time that I’m never present to hear it. I’m usually at work. But because of the holiday, I was able to listen in today. I like this sermon, and was able to find a link to it on the internet. If you have time, please take a moment to listen. I promise it’s worth it.
The title of the sermon is “Forever and Ever, Amen!” To listen to it, please click here.