A Different Gospel

Table of Contents

Preface to the Original Edition     ix

Foreword by Hank Hanegraaff     xi

Introduction: Charismatics at the Crossroads     xv

    Notes     xx

Part 1: A Historical Analysis of the Modern Faith Movement

1. The True Father of the Modern Faith Movement     3

    The Relationship between Kenneth Hagin and E. W. Kenyon     3

    Hagin's Plagiarism of Kenyon     6

    The True Father of the Faith Movement      11

    Notes     13

2. The Cultic Origins of the Faith Movement     15

    The Faith Theology: New Revelation or Heretical Cult?     16

    The Origins of Kenyon's Gospel     21

    E. W. Kenyon and the Pentecostal Movement     21

    E. W. Kenyon and the Metaphysical Cults     24

    Notes     26

3. The Kenyon Connection     29

    A Biographical Sketch of Kenyon's Early Life and Ministry     29

    The Educational and Religious Background of Kenyon     33

    Charles Wesley Emerson and the Emerson College of Oratory     34

    The Religious Environment of Emerson
    College
         36

    Emerson College and New Thought      38

    References to the Metaphysical Cults in Kenyon's Writings      42

    Notes     51

4. The Role of Kenneth Hagin in the Faith Movement     55

    A Biographical Sketch of Hagin's Early Life and Ministry     56

    Kenneth Hagin: Prophet and Teacher of Faith     59

    Hagin's Claims of Divine Visitations     61

    Hagin's Threats of Divine Judgments     64

    The Human Origins of Hagin's Theology      65

    A Critique of Hagin's Prophethood     69

    Notes     72

5. The Faith Controversy and the Beginning of the Faith Denomination     75

    The Influence of Kenneth Hagin on the Faith Movement     75

    The Faith Controversy     77

    The Faith Denomination      82

    Efforts to Reconcile the Faith Controversy     85

    A Critique of the New Charismatic
    Ecumenism     87

    Summary of the Historical Analysis of the Faith Movement     91

    Notes     92

Part 2: A Biblical Analysis of the Modern Faith Movement

6. The Doctrine of Revelation Knowledge:
Super Christians and the New Gnosticism     101

    The Cultic Nature of the Doctrine of Revelation Knowledge     101

    Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of Revelation Knowledge      107

    Notes     111

7. The Doctrine of Identification: The Born-Again Jesus
and the Atonement of the Devil     114

    The Cultic Nature of the Doctrine of
    Identification
         115

    Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of
    Identification
         121

    Notes     128

8. The Doctrine of Faith: Faith in God versus Faith in
Faith     132

    The Cultic Nature of the Doctrine of Faith     132

    Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of Faith     140

    Notes      144

9. The Doctrine of Healing: Sickness, Symptoms, and Satan     147

    The Cultic Nature of the Doctrine of Healing     148

    Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of Healing     157

    A Concluding, Non-Theological Postscript     163

    Notes     165

10. The Doctrine Of Prosperity: Success and the Upwardly Mobile Christian     169

    The Cultic Nature of the Doctrine of
    Prosperity
         170

    Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of
    Prosperity
         174

    Notes      181

11. Summary and Conclusion     183

    Summary     183

    Where Do We Go From Here?     186

Afterword: The Faith Movement Today     191

Select Bibliography     221

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