Hebrews 11:1-7

This portion of Scripture is easily twisted by many today. Hebrews does not teach that we can speak things that do not exist into existence through our faith. This is the mantra of false prosperity teachers. It derives from the “Power of Positive Thinking” written by Norman Vincent Peale, and also leans heavily on self-actualization that has become a staple of the new age movement. Scripture does not teach that you can use faith to speak wealth, or health, or anything else into existence by believing hard enough. What Scripture does teach is that God is the only one who can make something from nothing. He created our world from nothing by speaking us into existence. Our faith is what connects us to this God and allows us to be in relationship with Him through Jesus.

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