Andrew Wommack – False Teacher


Bethel Church is becoming his favourite playground for spewing his heresy…

“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!”

“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.”

Andrew Wommack, Faith For Healing Is Based On Knowledge.

Andrew Wommack believes in the “Word of Faith” theology that conceives of faith as a force conveyed by words that bring about reality. If you say, “I think I’m going to get a cold” you will actually create the cold (unless someone else counters your negative words by saying something positive). All of this takes place independently of God.

In his series titled “The Believer’s Authority”. Andrew Wommack tells the story of when his infant son kept waking up all through the night with symptoms of croup so severe that he could hardly breathe. This happened every half hour all night long. Finally his mother said, “Admit it Andy, he’s sick.” Andrew Wommack said,

“Man I got right down in her face and stuck my finger in her face and I said, ‘Satan in the name of Jesus I command you to shut up. … And for two days she never said a word. We were on vacation. It was an awesome vacation – you can imagine.”

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Andrew Wommack teaches that God gave man all authority on earth, so God Himself had no authority. The reason Jesus had to come in human flesh was to gain that human authority. He teaches that God had limited His own authority by giving it to man such that God was unable to speak Jesus’ body into existence. And so God had to find men to do it on their authority. It took God 4000 years to find enough men with enough combined authority to create Jesus’ body. Apart from the help of men God was unable to create a body for Jesus.

Andrew Wommack utters this blasphemy:

“When (people) see that some sickness, disease, tragedy comes into their life, instead of taking their authority and rebuking the devil and commanding him to leave, instead they go to God … and they beg God, ‘Oh God please change this situation. Oh God please get the devil off my back.’ And it’s not within God’s power and authority. He gave us that power and authority.”

The Believer’s Authority (

2 Timothy 4:3-4 “3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Source: Robbie van Staden

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Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Mick. Paul of Tarsus said “a little leaven leavens the whole lump” and not I. He also wrote:

If any man think himself to be a prophet (a preacher of the trutht), or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
(1 Co 14:37)

Of course there are a lot of incorrect teachings on trhe web. Don’t you know what Paul of Tarsdus said?

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Ti 4:3-4)

You seem to tolerate incorrect teachings.


I do not tolerate incorrect teachings, I weigh all things with the Bible. (It’s incredibly hard to have the entire Bible memorised in order to verify something so fast.) I have yet to find any preacher who never makes a mistake, who never says anything false. But I don’t write them off completely because of one or two statements they make: I ignore the things I discern to be false, and hold fast to the sound doctrine.

I am very well aware of Paul’s teaching that you quote, including that it is an extension of Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 16:12. I am also aware that Jesus even described the Kingdom of heaven as like yeast (Matt 13:33). I am also aware of John’s in 1 John 4:

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

I am trying to discern whether your teaching on this site is accurate. If I find one mistake, should I discard the entire site? Is misquoting a person, or taking them out of context, worthy of being called a “false teacher”, etc.?

Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Hi Mick.

As I said earlier, Andrew Wommack is a Word of Faith protagonist who believes your words have creative power – LIKE GOD. Is this part of the doctrine of Christ? – yes or no.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 Jn 1:9-11).

You are welcome to follow Andrew Wommack’s teaching but please don’t expose your wife and kids to his poison. You will have to give an account to God.


Andrew Wommack does not teach that God has no authority, he teaches that God is sovereign but not in the way that he controls everything we do. Which he doesn’t, when God created us he gave us free will. And he also gave us dominion over the Earth as stated in Genesis 1:28.

And in response to your comments about what he says about healing is true. Mark 16:17-18 states “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Hi Mary. Have you cast out devils yet, do you speak in new tongues, have you taken up serpents, and have you drank deadly poison, yet, without being hurt?

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