False Doctrine, Word of Faith Movement

Positive Confession


The doctrine of “positive confession” – one of the tenets of Word of Faith (prosperity gospel) theology – is a lie. We do not have the power to speak things into existence. Our words do not create reality. Those are powers reserved to God alone. We cannot make good things – like health, or a financial windfall – happen by speaking positive words like “My body is whole and healthy,” or “I am wealthy and lack nothing.” That’s superstition. Conversely, we cannot make those same sorts of bad things happen by speaking negative words. That’s witchcraft.

Take a load off and relax. God is sovereign over every situation in your life, the good and the bad. The burden is not on you to ensure a positive outcome to every circumstance by striving to always think and confess positively. Nor do sickness, tragedy, or problems mean you don’t have enough “faith” or that you’ve slipped up and said something negative. Trust God to carry you through whatever comes your way. He knows what He’s doing.

Additional Resources:

Positive Confession at Got Questions