"Name it and claim it" can be Biblical, but watch out for the false. Jesus taught that if we have faith of a mustard seed, we can say to the mountain, be removed and cast into the sea, and it will be done. However, most churches that teach "Name it and claim it" message do so in an UNBiblical way. They teach it as a way to focus on "stuff" as opposed to focus on "The Kingdom" like Jesus also taught (Seek FIRST the KINGDOM of God and ALL these things WILL be added unto you).
---Leslie on 9/26/08|
Well said, Ramon!
WoF is indeed is a threat to Christianity. Its promises of health and abundant wealth are extremely attractive to a great many people, unfortunately. A study of WoF will show that its teachers propagate a false gospel with the potential to lead many astray. My advice to anyone: Stay as far away from this WoF movement as possible!
---Bobby3 on 9/26/08|
No its not! This is a man made teaching! We don't name it and claim it! God will give us what we ask if it is part of His will. This is a lie from the The Word Faith Movement. They is absolutely no Scriptures that teaches "Name it and claim it". All these Word Faith Movement advocates teach is Money and wealth.
The Apostle Paul said, "For the love of money is the root of all evil." Timothy, 6:10.
---Ramon on 9/25/08|
I agree with what you are saying. Paul wrote to the people of Philippi in Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Most people think it says GREEDS but is says NEEDS.
---denna7667 on 10/4/07|
The problem (and much more so in affluent countries) is that what we ACTUALLY need and what we THINK we need can be vastly different things. If we look a the living conditions in third world countries (and I am speaking of people who live there comfortably, not people starving in Ethiopa), many are appalled and think they could never live like that. Yet those people ARE having their needs met.
---StrongAxe on 10/4/07|
The only problem I have with "name it and claim it" is people use it as an excuse for treating God like a "sugar daddy" or "rich uncle" asking for outrageous things and they get mad when they don't get a new car or fancy house.
He said He will supply for all our needs, not all our GREEDS.
---denna7667 on 10/3/07|
Thank you all ... it was 5 years ago now that I lost my dear wife.
I know our prayers were answered.
---alan_of_UK on 9/30/07|
Alan of UK:In my Belief,the least I can offer are my Prayers for the repose of Her Soul which will aid her, if nothing else, May you be comforted & she Rest in Peace,in the love of Her Creator My Friend.
---Emcee on 9/30/07|
Alan: I would add my condolences as well on the loss of your wife. We have the blessed hope of the resurrection when we will join with our loved ones to meet Jesus in the air (1Th 4:17). May the Lord comfort you.
---jerry6593 on 9/30/07|
Alan, my heart and prayers go out to you, because I as well lost my oldest son to cancer last year so I do know how you feel. But Alan what keeps me strong is first of all my faith and love for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and second I know that I will see him again one day in Heaven. Keep your eyes on Jesus and He will get you through the grief and sorrow. Amen!
---Cynthia on 9/29/07|
Alan of UK..I am truly sorry about your wife and I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and comforts you with the unmeasurable love that is found in Christ Jesus. May He turn your tears into rejoicing and give you a garment of praise for your spirit of heaviness. Be blessed Alan. :-)
---Holly4jc on 9/14/07|
The wages of sin is death, but death is not always the wages of sin. "And it is appointed to humans once to die, but after this the judgment. And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed the dead which die in the Lord from hereafter: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." Hebrews 9:27+ Revelation 14:13.
---Eloy on 9/14/07|
Hi Alan, I am sooo sorry, about your wife and about those who should have been a comfort instead rubbing salt in your wounds! Shame on them. :(
---Mary on 9/14/07|
Alan - I'm sorry about your wife.
and it sounds like your prayers were answered.
Ulimately we all get our healing when we are with Him.
---Andrea on 9/13/07|
AlanofUK - Never give up Alan. You have a wonderful testimony to share. The truth does set you free.
---Helen_5378 on 9/13/07|
No it is not Biblical.
I have been accused of not being a proper Christian, because my prayers for my wife were not answered, and she died from cancer.
But they were answered, because she died peacefully and trustingly, and I have been give the strength to carry on.
---alan_of_UK on 9/13/07|
Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
In response to our requests:
God answers yes, or God anwers no. I have seen people get incredible answers, miraculously to these name it and claim in "prayers according to their faith so be it" I was astonished many times at how swiftly they got their requests.
On the other hand, sometimes the answer was no, or wait, it is not yet time.
---Whisper on 9/12/07|
Two major dangers of "Name it and Claim it":
It makes people think that they deserve whatever they want, turning God into the "big Genie in the sky" granting every wish. This can make people prideful and arrogant.
But when they don't get what they want, they realize there is something fundamentally flawed with their beliefs, which can make them doubt everything, including their very salvation.
---StrongAxe on 9/12/07|
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
No I do not believe in "name it and claim it".
---denna7667 on 9/11/07|
1) Romans 4:16-18 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, I have made you a father of many nations in the presence of Him whom he believedGod, who gives life to the dead and CALLS THOSE THINGS WHICH DO NOT EXIST AS THOUGH THEY DID, who, contrary to hope, in hope believed,
---Holly4jc on 9/11/07|
2) so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, So shall your descendants be.
You cannot just "name and claim" anything you want, but you can claim the promises of God over your life. Whatever you are "naming and claiming" has to line up with the Word of God, not just something out of your fleshly desires.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For ALL the PROMISES OF GOD in Him are YES, and in Him AMEN, to the glory of God through us.
---Holly4jc on 9/11/07|
Yes. God created us in His image. He is a Spirit Who spoke & had what He said.(Genesis 1)
He created us in His image. He is a Spirit Who speaks things into existance, so are we.
(Job 22:28, Proverb 18:20-21, Mark 11:23, 2Corinthians 4:13)
Romans 10:9 show confessing with your mouth & believing in your heart. Same applies to confessing about anything else. Take healing for example.
---Rickey on 9/11/07|
Call those things that are not as though they are.
Is scriptural, from Romans somewhere, but I could not find the verse.
---Whisper on 9/11/07|
There is no biblical support to this theology. God does have a plan for every one of us that is good and He knows what is best. Jeremiah 29:11-12 `For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, `plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 `Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
---denna7667 on 9/10/07|