Monday, May 22, 2006
Don Stewart says:
"Healing was also part of the early experience of the Adventists in this country, as well as the Churches of the Brethren. The first Latter Day Saints shared the belief in miracles of healing, and Joseph Smith referred to many stories of such."
Only Believe. Shippenburg, Pa.: Destiny Image, 1999, pg. 3.
Wow, incredible, He endorses the Mormons, Jospeh Smith and 7th day Adventists to promote the authenticity of a healing ministry.
"Don Stewart believes that you can get direction from God through his prophetic gift. Don wants to send you a word from God ... a vision of what God wants you to do. Prayer meditation, visualization and dreaming are key to seeing your vision come to pass. Don teaches how to dream big and visualize your dream."
From his website
Don is obviously ignorant of the fact we have a direct word from God in the scriptures ALONE.
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.
This suggestion by Don Stewart is cleary mysticism, he is acting as an antichrist, claiming to be the mediator between God and man, taking the place of the true Christ - Jesus, and the bible. these are blasphemous, gnostic, humanistic, damnable heresies.
The true believer gets direction from God through Christ Jesus, the Living Word, and the Bible, the written Word.
"...sometimes an evangelist might misunderstand the problem. He might have someone demonstrate a healing by bending over to touch their toes when they didn't have a problem bending over in the first place. The audience wouldn't catch that and might believe that they had seen a miracle. Well, what was an honest mistake by the evangelist soon became a formula to resort to again and again if things weren't happening. Eventually, most of the evangelists had wheelchairs available for people who had bad backs and couldn't stand in a healing line for hours. But when the evangelist got to them and pulled them up out of the wheelchair, some in the audience thought they were walking for the first time or that they had come to the revival in that wheelchair."
Only Believe - Page 115
Don Stewart adds:
"Kathryn Kuhlman rented hundreds of wheelchairs for her big crusades ... she didn't stop the service to explain that the person being wheeled to the front in a wheelchair was only someone with back trouble. ... It happens in my own ministry."
Only Believe - Page 130
2 Peter 2:3
"Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you"