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pt.1 Andrew Wommack’s Unbiblical distorted interpretations of Scripture

The promise for all to be healed now – A promise not made by God

Mr. Womack is very confident as he speaks so ever softly to enlarge your soul with the not so subtle Biblical errors and heresies he has come to conclude in.

Mr. Wommack is a word faith teacher and a huge fan of Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and Charles Capps, etc. (probably Branham also). 90% of his teachings are the same as these men. What he does avoid is the blatant outlandish prosperity promises that are what many see as statements of greed.

In fact, Wommack is a disciple of false teacher Kenneth Copeland, and Copeland prophesied giving him the anointing to be a prophet. If you know anything about Copeland, he is the top tier of false teachers who brags to be the first Christian billionaire.

Copeland denies Jesus was God in the flesh and at the same time says we are little gods just like the devil teaches. On this matter alone Wommack should be avoided, but there is so much more (www.letusreason.org/WF22.htm).

Wommack often goes beyond the scripture and reinterprets it,

Wommack teaches “God created Lucifer but man made satan.” Sorry but they are both the same being just different titles to his fallen character.

Here is this man’s false gospel

“Satan made the huge mistake of crucifying Jesus and took him to hell and when Jesus went down into the lower parts of the earth, I mean he came out of hell and he destroyed satan not only here on this physical earth but he went down into the lowest parts of the earth he defeated satan and he came out with the keys of death and of hell dangling on his side .”

Not sure if this is directly from Copeland or William Branham, but this is their heresy.

1) Jesus willingly went to the cross, that was God’s plan. (Heb.12:2; Col.2:14-)

2) Satan did not take him in the lowest parts of hell, it says he went to Hades and then preached to the Spirits in prison, (which is known as hell) telling them he overcame on the CROSS (Col. l:20)

3) Nowhere does the Bible say he took literal keys from the Devil in Hell and put them on his side, this is fantasy teaching (William Branham’s).

Wommack says a pig a slug has more authority than the devil because it has a body, so exactly how did Satan use his authority to get Jesus onto cross without a body? Or in hell?

But Jesus couldn’t just come anytime He wanted. Authority was needed for Him to be born, and He had none. Wommack writes: “It literally took God four thousand years to find enough people who would operate in enough faith to speak forth and prophesy the things that needed to be spoken for Jesus’ body to be created .” (The Believer’s Authority, 58.)

Jesus created all things according to the Bible but Wommack’s Jesus didn’t have authority. This is almost word for word of Copeland, in fact most of what he says is regurgitated Copeland, and it smells the same.

Acts 2:23 explains Jesus was delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God”

Wommack says this is why Jesus had to be born: “ God didn’t have a physical human body, so He wasn’t free to just operate unrestricted on this earth. He had to become a man. Jesus—the Word made flesh, the God-Man—had to become a physical person so that He could have authority on this earth. (John 1:14 .)” (The Believer’s Authority, 57.)

So only humans beings have authority in our world! Exactly how did God create in Genesis without this body of his?

What can you expect except heresy when he teaches of Jesus on John.1:1 “ Its really very appropriate to call Jesus the Word because God spoke him into existence through dozens of prophets, there’s a hundred different people over a 4,000 year period of time the Word, the Holy Spirit took these words and impregnated Mary ” (this is Copeland's teaching fully)

Wommack goes from twelve to hundreds, but there are NOT hundreds of prophets that spoke of Jesus.

God spoke him into existence by men’s words , he took their words to make Jesus? Did they build different parts of him each time? What is talking about? Jesus the Son of God IS GOD, he always existed. In fact it tells us by Scripture he made all things that were made.

In fact this denies his statement of faith that God is existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (if the Son was spoken into existence)

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth. How is that possible?

This Jesus he speaks of that was made by mans (confession) is not the Jesus of the Bible anymore than the Mormon Jesus is. So know we know that the Jesus Wommack presents is not God who became man, which makes this teaching antichrist.

Wommack says “he (God) spoke everything into existence (not true), and when he had absolute authority and power, he hadn’t delegated it to his creation. He just spoke Adam and Eve into existence and they came into being.”

This man is so drowning in word faith interpretations that he does not hear himself teach. You can’t have God speak “everything” into existence and then say Jesus was spoken into existence by men by the obvious fact that it makes Jesus “not God.”

Contrary to God speaking Adam and Eve into existence, The Bible says God made Adam from the ground, he did not speak him into existence, after he formed him from the ground he breathed into him and then he become alive. Later the same day he made Eve physically from his Adams side. Gen.2.

Gen 2:8 “ And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

v.18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him ." V.21 “ And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said:

"This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."

Read the Bible, check him out by the Word of Truth, not by the distorted teachings he is deceiving you with.

Don’t let this man lead you astray by his soft speech and smile.

He teaches that we have all the faith we need to accomplish anything.

“We have the same faith that Peter used when he raised Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:36-42) and when he made people whole by touching them with just his shadow (Acts 5:15).

That’s an interesting reinterpretation. What he left out is that the Christians sent for Peter to raise Dorcas, they couldn’t raise him themselves. And when Peter arrive did he tell them they could? NO.

Wommack teaches that we have all authority, as little gods on the earth just like Jesus.

On March 4, 2001. Wommack said " My own son was raised up after being dead for five hours," and "I've personally seen three people raised from the dead, including my own son. He'd been dead for almost five hours, and had already turned black. His toe was tagged and he was lying on a slab in the hospital morgue ".

Peter had turned black from being dead for five hours, but five minutes after we started praying he just sat right up . https://www.harrisonhouseblog.com/blog/2019/03/08/andrew-wommack-my-son-was-raised-from-the-dead

My own son was raised from the dead. He was dead for five hours. And in a morgue, stripped naked with a toe tag on, and they called me, and [wife] Jamie and I just spoke our faith, and he sat up and started talking, raised from the dead, no brain damage. No more than he had before!

There is record of his son being admitted to the hospital because of a drug overdose on that date, however there are no medical reports that he was ever declared dead. (two or more witnesses are required Deut. 19:15)

The son is apparently a convicted criminal with numerous violations, some serious. (El Paso County, CO Case Number 07CR3672). (Denver County, CO Case Number 97GS045697).

Wommack’s sons ex-wife testimonial

Why is Andrew’s faith not working on his own son deliverance if what he is teaching is truthful? Remember he teaches our words have control.

Our authority not God's

“Last month I shared one of the most important things the Lord has ever shown me: God has already placed His healing power within us, and it is now under our authority. It isn’t up to God to determine who receives healing; it’s up to us! What a powerful statement! It’s our failure to understand and use the authority we have that is keeping God’s healing power from flowing as it should.

I suspect you can also apply this to the gospel and all being saved.

He even makes ridiculous radical statements like, “ The Lord never told us to pray for the sick in the sense that we ask Him to heal them. He told us to heal the sick,” and “Jesus told us to heal the sick, not pray for the sick. ” (AWM, “Our Authority Releases God’s Power” ( http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/authority_releases )

Although Jesus gave His twelve disciples “power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1-2) they were unable to use it indiscriminately. In failing, his disciples asked Him privately why they could not cast a particular demon out. He said to them, “ This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:28-29).

Just because Jesus gave them this authority does not mean they could use it anytime they choose at their discretion. Wommack is wrong. Jesus himself told them to pray! How else can we know that the apostles did not teach faith healing?

1 Tim 5:23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities .”

The whole teaching that God always heals is brought to nought in one Scripture, where Paul had a thorn in the flesh in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. It was in his FLESH, it was a PHYSICAL infirmity and Jesus said NO to his request for healing three times. It doesn’t matter why it was there, or who caused it to be there, the Lord answered NO to Paul when he prayed. According to Wommack Paul shouldn’t have prayed but exercise his own authority

“Last month I shared one of the most important things the Lord has ever shown me: God has already placed His healing power within us, and it is now under our authority. It isn’t up to God to determine who receives healing; it’s up to us ! What a powerful statement! It’s our failure to understand and use the authority we have that is keeping God’s healing power from flowing as it should.

I suspect you can apply this wrongly to the gospel and all being saved as well.

2 Cor. 12:7, 8-9 a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me…

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness ."

Debates on what this was will continue, it does not matter if it was sickness or something else, the point is that Paul did not claim his healing, exercise his authority over it, declare it nor stand on his faith, he prayed to the Lord, of which he received the answer of NO, three times.

Wommack denies that Paul had any physical ailment he says instead it was persecution. Let see if that holds up by the Word.

Wommack says, Paul’s thorn was a demonic angel or messenger sent by Satan which continually stirred up persecution against him.” …” If we look at the context of Paul’s thorn in the flesh, we find that infirmity does not mean sickness in 2 Corinthians 12:9 and 10. In 2 Corinthians 11:30, Paul uses the exact terminology of “glorying in infirmities” that is used just a few verses later in speaking about this thorn. In the eleventh chapter he had just finished listing what those infirmities were. In verses 23-29, he lists such things as imprisonment, stripes, shipwrecks, and stonings; none of these speak of sickness. Verse 27 mentions weakness and painfulness, which some have tried to make mean sickness, but it is just as possible he could have been weary and suffered painfulness from such things as being stoned and left for dead (Acts 14:19). All these things listed in 2 Corinthians 11 refer to persecutions as infirmities.”

Well that might work except Paul said it’s a thorn in his flesh, not to his flesh and of course Paul was familiar with persecution, he is not asking for the Lord to make his road smooth and remove persecution. He was called to suffer for the Lords namesake from the beginning (Acts 9).

What was Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” and what part of his body was affected:

Gal 4:13 “ You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first …”V.15 “ if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me .” This is an insignificant statement if Wommack is right

Paul required a scribe to write for him. He did not write any of his epistles by himself, Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians is an exception, Gala. 6:11 “ see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand . ” Paul’s diagnosis is an eye problem, certainly that comes under an affliction of the flesh.

It is clear from Acts 20:6, 13-14 that Paul was generally in quite excellent physical shape, being able to travel “by foot” many miles in just four or five hours of one morning.

Paul’s “thorn in the flesh,” very probable it was visual disability?

Paul goes on to say, “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities”…“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses , for Christ’s sake.” This was so “that the power of Christ may rest upon me”… “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

Infirmities, Astheneia in Greek; means a feebleness that has to do with strength, a weakness in the mind or body. This can be caused from disease, sickness, (used in various places like Matthew 8:17; Luke 5:15, 13:11; John 5:5; 1 Timothy 5:23). Paul’s weakness became his asset. This human flaw he possibly carried throughout his whole ministry became an opportunity for God’s strength to be manifested, and God was glorified.

Clearly Paul is saying infirmities is not the same as persecutions.

Pt2. Wommack promises for all to be healed -- if they want to. But does God? Healing  healing and healing (except for covid)



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