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The Destiny of Paula White and The Epicenter

Posted by susanb99 on March 15, 2008

 March 15, 2008

Even though Paula White has broken off ongoing relations to Without Walls, the church she and her husband, Randy, founded in Tampa, FL, she has continued with her own marketing scheme of profitable feel-good seminars.  She is now hooked up with The Epicenter which, along with pastor Rick Hawkins, are just her speed — seeker-sensitive, driven by cash, and teaching the doctrine of “destiny”.

White says about Mentors:

Look to people who see what God has destined for you and who encourage you to pursue your destiny and to develop your gift from God.

On the Epicenter site:

THIS WILL BE A YEAR THAT WE WALK IN DESTINY… JER.1:5, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

What does the Word of God have to say about destiny?  In the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, the word “destiny” isn’t found. “Destiny” is referenced in the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, but every reference is regarding evil and/or destruction. Both versions write of “predestination” or “predestined”, but that has nothing to do with destiny. So the Bible says nothing about “discovering/pursuing/finding your destiny”, “walk in destiny”, etc.

The Epicenter’s reference to the scripture in Jeremiah is taken out of context. The context is God speaking to Jeremiah, telling him that he was sanctified and ordained a prophet. The passage does not say that everyone (or even a few people) is sanctified before one is born. That concept would be metaphysics, a New Age/Occult teaching (the divine spark; God is in everything and everyone).

The doctrine of destiny which Paula White, Rick Hawkins, Casey Treat, Joyce Meyer, and many others share is nothing more than a substitute for the Real Answer – Jesus Christ.

Related Article: “Embattled” Paula White and Rick Hawkins “strengthen ties”

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