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This study of “Toxic Faith” will deal with the common “misbeliefs” that poison one’s emotional and spiritual well-being. This study will focus on how to eliminate toxic faith from one’s personal......

This study of “Toxic Faith” will deal with the common “misbeliefs” that poison one’s emotional and spiritual well-being. This study will focus on how to eliminate toxic faith from one’s personal belief system.

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  • 1. Our Mission The mission of Elisha Ministries is to aggressively declare the gospel of Jesus Christ, to go into the world and make disciples of all people. To reach the lost, build the church, and establish His kingdom. Our Vision It is our Vision to equip every believer for the Masters use, by helping them discover, develop and deploy the gifts and talents God gave them, through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Impacting and life-changing describe the ministries of both Bishop and Psalmist Miller. Bishop C. S. Miller is a visionary with a tenacious drive to push “God’s Agenda. He is anointed to teach and preach the Word of God with power, authority and with simplicity that all can receive. His desire is to have God use him to encourage, empower and equip believers for kingdom service. Psalmist Miller is a highly sought after speaker and psalmist. Anointed to bring about a change in the atmosphere through her teaching and worship, she is a no nonsense woman of God, who loves Gods people.
  • 2. This study of “Toxic Faith” will deal with the common “misbeliefs” that poison one’s emotional and spiritual well-being. This study will focus on how to eliminate toxic faith from one’s personal belief system.
  • 3. “Toxic faith” believes that which is not true as though it was true. Definition
  • 4. Toxic faith... ... differs from unbelief which means one does not believe in Jesus Christ.
  • 5. Toxic faith... … means one embraces a falsehood as though it were true.
  • 6. such false belief is poisonous and hazardous to one’s emotional and spiritual well-being. By the word “toxic” it is meant that...
  • 7. Therefore . . . The terms “toxic faith” and “misbelief” are synonymous.
  • 8. The Origins of Toxic Faith No one starts out to have toxic faith. No one starts out to hold falsehoods as truth. So how does this happen?
  • 9. You were told untruth and believed it! You can’t do anything right!
  • 10. You told yourself untruth and believed it! I can’t do anything right!
  • 11. The steps to “Toxic Faith” 1--I tell myself or I am told that an untruth is truth 2--I accept that untruth and live my life according to it 3--I try to convince myself and others of it OR . . .
  • 12. The steps to “Toxic Faith” 4--I perceive my circumstances, events, or things in a false way 5--I put a false spin on them 6--I feel miserable because of the false spin I put on them
  • 13. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Can be disastrous! Proverbs 14:12
  • 14. Jesus said: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Mt 7:13:-14
  • 15. So what we believe really matters: The content of faith is important! 1Cor 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you ... that Christ died for our sins ... 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day….
  • 16. So what we believe really matters: The content of faith is important! 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. Believing the wrong message is fatal!
  • 17. Paul calls it: “different” “no gospel” “perverted” “other gospel” The content of faith is important! Gal 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-- 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9 As we have already said, so now I say again…
  • 18. So what we believe really matters: FAITH + WORKS = DIFFERENT GOSPEL = Toxic Faith The content of faith is important! Gal. 1:9 If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
  • 19. Besides “Toxic Faith” with respect to the gospel & salvation People believe many other things that are different from what God’s Word teaches-- which leads to ...
  • 20. Other unnecessary results from “toxic faith” We are unhappy, anxious, afraid, depressed, disappointed, etc. when God desires to bless us! WHY?
  • 21. Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks within himself so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
  • 22. We become what we tell ourselves! What we “tell ourselves” is called “self-talk.”
  • 23. When we tell ourselves untrue things About ourselves we eventually: persuade ourselves they are so act upon them become what we think /believe
  • 24. Why? Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks within himself so he is.” We become what we tell ourselves!