The Law of Attraction and Hyper-Charismatic Movement w/Melissa Dougherty

Many hyper-charismatic movement teachers are teaching that there is a relationship between the gospel of Christ and the law of attraction. They even use the same scriptures to support their teachings.

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  1. I think the most upsetting thing is thinking what you've been doing is correct and holy, only to find out it is the opposite. I pray God will forgive my ignorance and I ask to see the truth.

  2. God is grey says that the oppostie of love is fear. I knew she had new age leanings but that's straight up new age, word for word.

  3. My husband and I just left a hyper charismatic church. There were several instances where he said something didn't feel right about a service (usually a worship and healing service) where he said it felt more like a coven of witches than a group of believers.

  4. We can pray for whatever we want, but we shouldn’t forget that we are a tool of God, and he is using us for his purposes, and for that reason, prayers don’t need to always get answered. That’s why we do pray for God’s will to be done. Sometimes we are blessed by our prayers being answered, sometimes we are blessed by them not being answered. That’s how I see it.

  5. Great video❤️
    I recently watched a women’s conference from Redeemer Bible where you talked a bit about the self help industry and I’d love to see more of that. The self help industry makes $11billion yearly and i feel what people are really looking for are God. Ie Tony Robbins, Oprah…Rachel Hollis you already mentioned etc…

  6. (A)"The god of the law of attraction is seen as a genie"
    You discuss A.
    (B) The god of the prosperity gospel is seen as a combo genie/sugar daddy/ATM.
    Will you discuss B?
    For every interest or weakness of human being there is a god or a Jesus created to service them. I keep hearing the term 'Truth' and 'True Gospel' thrown about like it actually exists. But it doesn't. It's just a flavor. How can there be one truth and yet there are so many disagreements as to who Jesus is, what he'll do for you, what he won't do for you, what you need to do for him, how you can 'truly' receive him, how you can make him happy, what will make you lose your salvation… (and that's the micro-list).
    From Genesis to Revelation, Christians have disagreements on what the Bible says, means, meant, how to 'properly' interpret it, whether or not it's important or not and what it means for salvation (again, that's just the micro-list). And many of these disagreements are so severe and divisive that this idea of TRUTH ends up being nothing more than a delusion inside a delusion.
    From Adventist to Zionist, Protestant, Catholic, New Age, Fundamentalist, Cult – it's all the same – chaos – and all say they KNOW the TRUTH. All claim a JESUS. How many Jesus figures are there? And who is going to hell and who isn't? And who is right and who is wrong?
    Christianity is a mess and if a god exists, he doesn't seem to care to straighten it out… and SOMEONE (or a lot of someones) are going to get an eternal death sentence for not knowing what he refuses to make clear.
    One would be better off writing all the thousands of flavors of Christianity on a wheel and throwing a dart at it to decide which one is THE TRUE Christianity to hang their eternal salvation on.
    Or then again, maybe this whole Christianity, god, Jesus thing is just a farce.
    And since Christianity unapologetically claims that every other religion is a farce then maybe those are junk too.
    It never ends – religions denying other religion, flavors of religion inside the same religion that can't mix.
    It's obvious. All gods are incompetent or maybe (just maybe) they simply never existed.

  7. Luke 10:27
    “He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’c and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself”

  8. Can Pastors, who preach faith alone free grace without work are free to violate the teachings of Jesus Christ? How can they teach the love of Jesus Christ unless they have practiced it if you read Mathew 25 45? How will they trust Jesus Christ if they are not prepared to accept the greater reward in heaven after giving away their riches on earth for the sake of poor?. According to Mathew 28 20, are they not commanded to teach how to obey all that Jesus taught? Shouldn't they be tested according to 1 John 4 1?

  9. I had a boyfriend who was part of the “Christian” NAR/word of faith/positive confession. I told him I had hashimoto’s disease, and he would literally cover my mouth or speak over me not to speak that into existence.
    I also have bad eyesight, and he would “command” my eyes to heal/told me to repeat a Bible verse over and over.

    I’m glad I had enough of a Christ-based background so I didn’t believe that.

  10. The power of life and death is in the tongue. The Bible talks a lot about the fruit of the mouth, but it says nothing about getting whatever we want by speaking it. Our words have impact and can change things, but they don't have the power to create anything! Only God can do that.

  11. Example of the law of attraction in the book of James:
    James 4:13-16 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.

  12. What's interesting to me is this "law of attraction" making it's way into the gospel is just a works gospel. "If I say it right" is not unlike "if I follow these rules" I will get rewarded.

  13. I wish she would stop saying, "there's a lot more I can say on that" and just SAY IT. Go into detail. We need details.

  14. It is all under the umbrella of witchcraft and sorcery. So great that these women hold fast to their commitment to expose it all. God be with them!

  15. The only positive I took away from the Word of Faith movement was an excitement to study the Bible. When I did (for myself) I began seeing many, many inconsistencies with doctrines being taught and what the Word actually said. Pastors in the Charismatic Movement like to quote the famous teachers inside that movement and their sermons become nothing more than regurgitated material. Plus, emphasis on experiences in and around the church setting is over-emphasized

  16. The devil really gets that kernel of truth to turn from fear to faith in the God who is Love and twist it into self-idolatrous nonsense. Good thing we have people calling that out and emphasizing the truth of the Gospel!

  17. The truth makes people angry. For it uncovers all their lies. The truth exposes them to the light where they cannot longer misrepresent, to destruct as easily, for if you can see the stem there is nothing deeper than the stem. They call other people religious belief and avenues "NEW AGE" "METAPHYSICAL" "FAR OUT THOUGHTS" and that is the stems of all the lies they have been taught or misstaught.

  18. If some of these prayers were answered, do not be surprised, the demons and their legions reward their All-Star players = for if they can keep people "happy & deceived" they are out of the way. No THWART / NO THREAT = LOST SOUL

  19. Thank you Alisa for such versatility and depth in your topics and guests, you certainly don't rest much (from RBC to here – tip of the cap sister). I have heard this creeping in pretty much "unchallenged" the last 25 years or so. Wayne Dyer, and Jack Canfield, Anthony Robbins, Sam Meranto, Joyce Meyer, TBN, Joel Osteen, Robert Schueller, Kenneth Copeland to name a few. This was once thought of as ridiculous and absurd, but now it is becoming way too accepted and mainstream in too many places. It seems people are willing to try anything else but … OBEY … HEAR … TRUST God, and READ their BIBLE.

  20. OMG! Positive confession! So tired of all of this kind of teaching that I too have been exposed to most of my life! Still is hard to get family off board on this words of faith and healing is yours by what you say if you have enough faith doctrine. Progressive church is new to me at least the name but some of these false teachings have been in the church since Paul's exposing them in the churches of his time. I did not realize just how much the Bible mentions false doctrine, prophets and the like. To stay away from them. "Danger! Danger!" Lost in Space. ?

  21. With all the problems my life has despite being a Christian, if that’s how the law of attraction works my mind is messed up 🙂

  22. The saddest thing ever in life is to believe a lie as truth, we must seek truth an what truth the truth that is in Christ, God is in total control, it’s not easy finding a good Bible reading church a lot of people are going to online churches these days

  23. Please do something on muscle testing!!!! God showed us it’s divination, kind of like using the body as a Oujia board, but it’s explained so scientifically.

  24. I think the word of faith movement has gotten a bad rap… Jesus did say “as a man thinks in his heart so is he” and if we were not meant to do greater things than Jesus then you’re saying it’s a lie.
    Paul also said we are to control our thoughts but Ive seen some of these pastors use it for other things and totally distort the word of God.
    Not sure why she gets so upset that we shouldn’t speak positive confession. Anyway I’ve had a big problem with Bethel for quite some time… they are actively allowing kundalini spirits.

  25. Wow! I work with some ladies that use so much of the verbiage you stated… I’ve heard them say “ stop living in fear…” or be careful what you think or say because you will create your reality- I think I’ve heard Osteen and Myers use similar verbiage- in fact Osteen has a book “ I declare…

  26. Ive met people like she describes, they are utterly offensive, they think people who are ill are only ill because they arent thinkig healthy…basically, they are stating stuff that the occultist NAZIs believed.

  27. Yes ladies, scriptural context is everything, yet the part that most of us leave out…..Great vid Alisa, looking forward to more

  28. Please do a segment on the growth of hyper-piety. I am a 68 year-old Catholic who, IMO, is being pushed out of the Catholic Church. There seems to be a growing cult in the church. Basically it is hyper-piety and all that entails. If you do not indulge in the growing piety movement, you can be excluded from the simplest things. Our men's choir was disbanded because the men were accused of not taking the Eucharist seriously enough (we did not receive communion on the tongue). Another example is a Deacon had a sermon where he told the parishioners how to hold/press their hands together during prayer. Good grief. These are just small examples of what I see unfolding recently.

  29. I used to listen to a career coach until she started discussing LOA as a way of getting your dream job. NO!!!

  30. A believer in Christ who does not believe or understand that they have authority under His Lordship finds themselves passive, powerless and, perplexed by the circumstances of life; they tend to think they are only bystanders to what is happening to them.

  31. A healthy word. Some basics: God is not an ATM, a prayer answering machine. He only answers prayers that line up with His will and His timing, having mostly to do with His relatedness to people through Jesus and the world situation for the sake of the gospel. The people of God are slaves to His will, not the other way around. God never acts contrary to Himself, He acts righteously, with lovingkindness. God never acts contrary to His Holy Word, the Bible, since He is its ultimate author.

  32. Just blows my mind that so many people get sucked into this nonsense. There is really nothing that I see in this that can really be played off as being based in orthodox christianity.

  33. It's so sad that people in this movement think that we are all "little gods" and we can manifest things into existence with our mind or words. While I do believe we should set our minds on heavenly things (Colossians 3) I don't think we setting our minds on those things or speaking them can bring things out of nothing. We are not little gods, we are lost sinners in need of a savior! Praise God that He is God and is God alone!! Soli Deo Gloria

  34. For any one group today to think it has the only grasp on the creator of the universe is a form of insanity

  35. I just dodged a bullet by getting OUT of a Word of Faith/Law of Attraction art mentorship program. Are you familiar with Patricia King? Her book, "God's Law of Attraction", sparked my leaving the organization because the language used was too much like "The Secret". Thank you so much for exposing this heresy.

  36. “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

    Isaiah 55:10‭-‬11 NKJV

    It's His Word that accomplishes what He pleases, not our words that accomplish what we please.

    Thanks to both you ladies for your honest videos. God bless you.

  37. This is off topic, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the new book, The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Barr. I have not seen any reviews from voices I trust. Thanks!

  38. I went to Unity church for a few years. They promoted LOA and Abraham Hicks a lot. I want to hear someone dissect and expose Abraham Hicks.

  39. I live in south east Texas, and word faith and loa is so prevalent in the charismatic churches out here. It's so gross.

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