We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Did They Really Say That?!?

Now, God used faith substance to make everything that He made ... in every one of those words they were filled with faith substance, because words are nothing but containers ... Every time God speaks, He can’t help but to speak words that are filled with faith ... God’s guts are called faith stuff ... Everything in Him is faith ... What’s in His heart is faith ... If you were to cut God open you’d see nothing but faith.  Every time He opens His mouth now, He automatically fills those words with His faith material.

Creflo Dollar, “The Just Shall Live by Faith,” Changing Your World, TBN 9/20/98.  Cited by Hank Hanegraaff in Christianity in Crisis, 21st Century, p.374.

Where does one begin with this!?!?

What is “faith substance”?  Well, it’s an abuse of Hebrews 11:1 of the KJV (one of the easiest versions versions to abuse) which says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

From this, the Word of Faith heretics claim, “See, faith is a substance!”  Of course this is nonsense because faith, like love, is not something you can touch.  The Greek word KJV translated as “substance” is hypostasis, which means “assurance,” “confidence,” or “being sure,” etc.

More modern translations say:
faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”  NAS/ESV
faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  NIV
faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.”  HCSB
faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.” NET

Once it is proven that faith is not a “substance,” the rest of Creflo Dollar’s (and all other WOF heretics’) claims immediately collapse in on themselves.

The nonsensical idea that “words are containers” has been developed to promote the whole faith substance theology.  Logic dictates that words cannot “contain” anything.

Claiming God has “guts,” and that one could even consider cutting God open, all stems from other WOF heresies which claim that God is a physical being, much like the god of Mormonism.

Creflo Dollar is a first-class heretic, and has proven over and over again that he is not even a Christian.  He is another tool of Satan to mislead non-discerning people astray.


Doug Evans said...

Going past cutting God open and checking out His guts, not to mention the theological term "faith stuff" I have one question...

“faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”

what is it exactly that God cannot see? I would love to hear Mr. Dollar respond to that.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Good point!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn, my Mom, aged 85, says she heard a minister say that Creflo Dollar is finally getting back to teaching the Bible. I don't listen to him so I don't know for myself that this is true. Have you heard anything like this? Thanks.
Louise Moore

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I sincerely doubt that. Benny Hinn once claimed that he was going repent and no longer teach WOF. I have seen nothing from anyone saying Creflo has repented and is teaching truth now. I'm sure if that was the case, the apologetics ministries would be all over it.