If You Speak It, It Shall Come? A Look at Proverbs 18:21

If you’ve been around the church world for a good length of time, you’ve probably heard these kinds of statements made about our words:

“Speak it [whatever you desire] into the atmosphere; speak it into existence.”

“Whatever you say, you shall have.”

“God spoke the world into existence, and since you are God’s child, you have that same authority and ability. Whatever you want, speak it and it shall come to pass.”

“Your words have the power to create.”

Those who are proponents of this type of teaching generally use Proverbs 18:21 as a point of reference. But is that what this verse means? My brother in Christ and Senior Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, H.B. Charles, Jr., succinctly tackles this verse and the aberrational doctrine that has spawned from its misinterpretation here.

 

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Posted on September 4, 2012, in Bible. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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