Popular televangelist Joyce Meyer has admitted that her beliefs in prosperity and faith were at times “out of balance.” When bad things happen to people, such as the death of a child, Meyer said she now understands that it’s not because they didn’t have enough faith.
“I’m glad for what I learned about prosperity, but it got out of balance. I’m glad for what I’ve learned about faith, but it got out of balance,” she said. “Every time somebody had a problem in their life, [I thought] it’s because they didn’t have enough faith. If you got sick it’s because you don’t have enough faith. If your child died, it’s because you don’t have enough faith,” she added in a clip posted on Instagram.
“Faith is something God gives you that you need to use and release in your life. It’s a powerful force but it’s not just an automatic, you put your trust in God, you put your faith in Him,” Meyer’s said.
Throughout her ministry of 33-years, Meyer has frequently been accused of being aligned with the “prosperity gospel” and “word of faith” movements. She has denied both claims.
The St. Louis, Missouri, native then said a false balance in the areas of faith an prosperity are not in line with Scripture.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Charity Gibson