Joyce Meyer and ‘Healing’
This item was first published in the September 2003 issue of ‘News from the Front’
From Thursday 29 May until Saturday 31 May 2003, Joyce Meyer ‘ministered’ in The King’s Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre, Belfast. A note on her web site mentioned ‘Joyce’s Product Tables will be open two hours prior to each meeting. Come early!’ I have drawn attention to this statement because in this article I want to deal with something that was included in an advert promoting several of ‘Joyce’s Products’.
In her ‘Life in The Word’ newsletter for April 2003 there was a half-page advert for a 4-tape series on ‘Healing’ and for a 144-page Mini-book called ‘Be Healed In Jesus’ Name’. In the body text of the advert we read ‘We have been given assurance in God’s Word that He is the Healer and it is His will to heal everyone’.
THEISTIC EVOLUTION: A SINFUL COMPROMISE
The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy in 2nd Timothy 2:2 with these words
“And the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also”
Over recent years I have increasingly come to the firm conviction that we are living in days when the preservation and transmission of God’s “truth” (John 17:17) has fallen into the hands of many who are not “faithful men who shall be able to teach others also”.
An area where this ‘truth war’ has manifested itself is the whole subject of ‘origins’ – God has in the opening chapters of Genesis outlined the truth concerning what are termed ‘origins’ – that He is the creator of all and that He carried out His creative work in six 24-hour days.
With the ‘advent’ of Darwin’s theory of evolution that divine-creative truth has increasingly been challenged by the secular and increasingly atheistic world. In addition, in recent decades, there have been increasing numbers within professing Christendom who have sought to come to some sort of ‘accommodation’ with this theory and so have posited the view of ‘Theistic Evolution’.
TIM KELLER and CHRISTIANITY
Those familiar with the ministry of ‘Take Heed’ will know that I have already shared many concerns about the teachings of TIM KELLER – one of my previous articles concerning him is located on
On 25 December 2016, the current principal of Union Theological College, where those being prepared for ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland are trained, posted the following to his Facebook Timeline –
25 December at 08:51
Great article for all who have doubts about Christianity.
Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?
A prominent evangelical considers a skeptical journalist’s doubts. NYTIMES.COM|BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF
This post then linked to the following
Ministry Update Letter : July 2016 – December 2016
Dear praying friends and supporters of ‘Take Heed’,
in recent years when issuing my Annual Review Letter, I have normally deferred quoting from encouraging feedback until quite late in the letter. However, this year I want to begin by quoting extracts from a very encouraging email I received because it will also serve as a lead into quoting in full a short article that I penned on what has become I believe a very ‘hot topic’ for Christians to consider. First the email extracts –
NORMAN VINCENT PEALE: Power to Deceive
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse deceiving and being deceived” 2nd Timothy 3:13
The expressions ‘good’ and ‘evil’ tend in our human thinking to focus on the direct and obvious consequences of actions carried out by people. ‘Good’ actions are those that are viewed as bringing blessing, benefit and joy to people whereas ‘evil’ actions are viewed as bringing misery, loss and hurt to people. In such human circumstances those terms are I believe perfectly apt.
BETH MOORE: Warning resources
Some weeks ago I received the following message of inquiry concerning the ‘ministry’ of Beth Moore –
I wonder if you can give insight. In 2008 I was assigned as City Coordinator to bring Beth Moore (prominent well known Bible Study teacher of women) here. 7000 women attended as it was Beth’s first time in Canada and many had not heard of her.
She is coming back in January 2017. However, I find myself in a place that I cannot stand behind her teachings (some of them false as she has changed substantially from 2008 till now) – such as shaking hands whole heartedly with Catholicism, receives “extra” revelation, believes in silence meditation (eastern type) etc.
Back in 1998 when ROB ZINS was my guest here to take part in various meetings that I had arranged for him we were also joined for a few days by a friend of Rob’s called TIM KAUFFMAN. Tim, like Rob, had been raised as a Roman Catholic but he like Rob had been gloriously saved and converted. Tim and Rob had co-operated in the publication of books by Rob under the ‘auspices’ of ‘White Horse Publications’.
During his years as a practising Roman Catholic TIM had been particularly drawn to ‘Marian Devotion’. In 1993 Tim published his own book called ‘Quite Contrary: A Biblical Reconsideration of the Apparitions of Mary’ and on the back cover we read this –
Each year, in the Roman Catholic ‘calendar’, on the 8th December, ‘The Feast of the Immaculate Conception’ is observed. Helpful information on what this feast relates to can be found on this Roman Catholic web site link
Just a few lines from the item on that link will give understanding as to who and what the term ‘Immaculate Conception’ refers to – there we read –
‘the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.”’